The book is written n a very critical way. Vikram Sampath was not an admirer of Savarkar; he seems to have taken every effortto state the facts.Almost for all the events he has given references. In the flow of the writing, details about the revolutionaries has been narrated in a very elaborate way. There are different views about escape attempts of Savarkar. The comments, correspondence between British and French authorities; news and articles written in various newspapers are given. One can deduce his opinion about these things that hav been in the media. The book certainly is worth reading. This seems to be a good example of how a despised person can be treated by the narrow minded historians.