Behind the innocuous name of the Capital Controls Surveillance Unit of the Central Bank of Iceland lurks a fateful story. The spokesmen of the Central Bank used the police, media and judiciary system to advance their agendas against individuals and companies, with contentions that later proved to be fairly groundless. What was left behind was a trail of well-founded suspicions of abuses of power, acts of revenge, misleading information to judges and shortcomings in the judicial system. In writing this book, the historian and lawyer Björn Jón Bragason spoke to many of the parties involved in the cases and uncovered a wealth of unpublished material. Many interesting elements emerge, creating a fascinating account of an incredible chapter in Iceland's administrative and judicial history.The Capital Controls Surveillance Unit Unit Out of control? is a powerful book about a unique period in this nations history. It makes for an exciting and alarming read.