Too Hot to Handle: The Race for Cold Fusion, by Frank E. Close
Reviewed by Dieter Britz

The whole story of cold fusion, warts and all (mostly warts in fact). FC gets behind the scenes and reveals an amazing web of intrigue, suspicion, evasion and downright deceit, all in the area of scientific research, thought by many to be practiced in a cool and thoughtful manner. As well as the more personal (but nevertheless important) matters, FC also examines all the technical issues, and demolishes almost all claims of cold fusion and explanations put forward for them, often in an enviably lucid way. There remain only a few isolated positive results for which we as yet do not have an explanation, due to the lack of data.