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Deceived : a true story / Sarah Smith with Kate Snell.

By: Smith, Sarah.
Contributor(s): Snell, Kate | Snell, Kate [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Orion, 2007Description: ix, 319 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0752876228 (hbk.); 9780752876221 (hbk.); 9780752876221 (hbk.) :; 0752876228 (hbk.) :; 9780752888200 (pbk.).Subject(s): Smith, Sarah | Impostors and imposture -- Great Britain | Victims of crimes -- Great Britain -- Biography | Deception | Brainwashing | Imposters and imposture -- Great Britain | Impostors and imposture Great Britain | Victims of crimes Great Britain BiographyDDC classification: 364.163092
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"In the spring of 1993 Sarah Smith found herself at the centre of a living nightmare. Told she was on an IRA hit list, she was forced to go on the run to save her life and the lives of her loved ones." "Always in fear of a sniper's bullet, Sarah was constantly moved around the country from one 'safe house' to another, working in low paid jobs, never knowing who she could trust. To evade detection she adopted numerous aliases, changed her looks, and deposited her earnings in a special police account, to be accessed when the nightmare was over." "One man was there to protect her: a British secret agent codenamed Robert Freegard. To survive assassination Sarah had to follow his rules with complete compliance: sever ties with family and friends, speak to no one, and wait for his orders." "Sarah Smith spent ten years on the edge of existence, sometimes starving and living rough, often penniless, and alone. But what she did not know was that she had been duped and was the victim of a ruthless criminal who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted." "Written with the pace of a thriller, Deceived is the true account of calculated cruelty. Stranger than fiction, it is the tale of a criminal mastermind and a victim who bravely confronted her captor and pieced a stolen life back together."--BOOK JACKET.
Review: "In the spring of 1993 Sarah Smith found herself at the centre of a living nightmare. Told she was on an IRA hit list, she was forced to go on the run to save her life and the lives of her loved ones." "Always in fear of a sniper's bullet, Sarah was constantly moved around the country from one 'safe house' to another, working in low paid jobs, never knowing who she could trust. To evade detection she adopted numerous aliases, changed her looks, and deposited her earnings in a special police account, to be accessed when the nightmare was over." "One man was there to protect her: a British secret agent codenamed Robert Freegard. To survive assassination Sarah had to follow his rules with complete compliance: sever ties with family and friends, speak to no one, and wait for his orders." "Sarah Smith spent ten years on the edge of existence, sometimes starving and living rough, often penniless, and alone. But what she did not know was that she had been duped and was the victim of a ruthless criminal who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted." "Written with the pace of a thriller, Deceived is the true account of calculated cruelty. Stranger than fiction, it is the tale of a criminal mastermind and a victim who bravely confronted her captor and pieced a stolen life back together."--BOOK JACKET.
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This powerful memoir introduces student Sarah Smith, whose peaceful existence was shattered one day in 1993 when an IRA bomb exploded near her college. In the aftermath of this terrorist attack, Robert Freegard, a barman she had recently befriended, revealed his true identity to Sarah and two of her friends--he was an MI5 spy investigating IRA cells in the area. Because of their knowledge of his true identity, Freegard convinced the three of them that they must go into hiding or risk being killed. Thus began a nightmare for Sarah, becoming a half-starved fugitive living in slums. During this time she lived under multiple pseudonyms and worked menial jobs. Freegard became the only person she trusted. But a decade later, police confronted her with the knowledge that Freegard was not an MI5 agent. He was a conman, and she was one of his many victims. By brainwashing Sarah with such sophisticated techniques that psychologists are still baffled, he had stolen 10 precious years and more than $600,000 from her. This is Sarah Stephens' shocking true story, and a profile of a modern-day criminal genius and master manipulator.

"In the spring of 1993 Sarah Smith found herself at the centre of a living nightmare. Told she was on an IRA hit list, she was forced to go on the run to save her life and the lives of her loved ones." "Always in fear of a sniper's bullet, Sarah was constantly moved around the country from one 'safe house' to another, working in low paid jobs, never knowing who she could trust. To evade detection she adopted numerous aliases, changed her looks, and deposited her earnings in a special police account, to be accessed when the nightmare was over." "One man was there to protect her: a British secret agent codenamed Robert Freegard. To survive assassination Sarah had to follow his rules with complete compliance: sever ties with family and friends, speak to no one, and wait for his orders." "Sarah Smith spent ten years on the edge of existence, sometimes starving and living rough, often penniless, and alone. But what she did not know was that she had been duped and was the victim of a ruthless criminal who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted." "Written with the pace of a thriller, Deceived is the true account of calculated cruelty. Stranger than fiction, it is the tale of a criminal mastermind and a victim who bravely confronted her captor and pieced a stolen life back together."--BOOK JACKET.

"In the spring of 1993 Sarah Smith found herself at the centre of a living nightmare. Told she was on an IRA hit list, she was forced to go on the run to save her life and the lives of her loved ones." "Always in fear of a sniper's bullet, Sarah was constantly moved around the country from one 'safe house' to another, working in low paid jobs, never knowing who she could trust. To evade detection she adopted numerous aliases, changed her looks, and deposited her earnings in a special police account, to be accessed when the nightmare was over." "One man was there to protect her: a British secret agent codenamed Robert Freegard. To survive assassination Sarah had to follow his rules with complete compliance: sever ties with family and friends, speak to no one, and wait for his orders." "Sarah Smith spent ten years on the edge of existence, sometimes starving and living rough, often penniless, and alone. But what she did not know was that she had been duped and was the victim of a ruthless criminal who would stop at nothing to get what he wanted." "Written with the pace of a thriller, Deceived is the true account of calculated cruelty. Stranger than fiction, it is the tale of a criminal mastermind and a victim who bravely confronted her captor and pieced a stolen life back together."--BOOK JACKET.

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