Fast Eddie: My 20 Years on the Run as Britain's Most Wanted Man

Fast Eddie: My 20 Years on the Run as Britain's Most Wanted Man

by Eddie Maher

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9:30 am, January 22, 1993: the moment in crime history that one of Britain's most audacious thefts ever took place and the legend of "Fast Eddie" was created. This is the story of how Securicor guard Eddie Maher managed to pull off a £1.2 million heist, fled the country despite every port being closed, spawned an international manhunt, and managed to evade capture for 20 years. As Britain's Most Wanted Man, he led 30 detectives, the FBI, and Interpol on a wild goose chase across the U.S. Dubbed "Fast Eddie" by the press, he was always one step ahead, and after two decades on the run with his family using a series of of aliases and identities, Eddie began to think he'd committed the perfect crime, until a cruel and dramatic betrayal proved otherwise. Like a Hollywood movie script and told in full for the first time, Fast Eddie is the compelling story of how an ordinary British man became America's most notorious fugitive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781911274889
Publisher: Bonnier Books UK
Publication date: 09/20/2018
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Eddie Maher is a former Securicor guard and Fire Officer.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Mirror Signal, Man Awol ix

Chapter 1 Eddie Kid 1

Chapter 2 Eddie Get Your Gun 13

Chapter 3 London's Burning 29

Chapter 4 Time, Gentlemen, Please 45

Chapter 5 In The 'Cor 59

Chapter 6 The Set-Up 67

Chapter 7 Heist 81

Chapter 8 Getaway 93

Chapter 9 Debbie In The USA 109

Chapter 10 Aces High 121

Chapter 11 Rev Maher 133

Chapter 12 Taking The Michael 145

Chapter 13 Keep On Truckin' 157

Chapter 14 Respectable Me 169

Chapter 15 Average Joe 183

Chapter 16 Everything Unravels 195

Chapter 17 Busted 209

Chapter 18 Not-So-Fast Eddie 221

Chapter 19 Homeward Bound 241

Chapter 20 Bang-Up 255

Chapter 21 The Final Furlong 273

Epilogue: Freedom, Of Sorts 281

Acknowledgements 289

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