How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found

Doug Richmond

A sensible overview of identity-changing, part how-to and part journalistic survey for the armchair disappearee. Based on case histories of successful and unsuccessful disappearances, the author interweaves their motivations (“deadbeat dads,” life insurance scams, debts, fugitives, mid-life crisis) with the nuts-and-bolts: how to “locate” a new identity, “choosing” the right name, “pseudocide” (faking a suicide) and even the best spot to apply for a U.S. passport. Deals with the potential pitfalls of “disappearing” which more technical manuals refuse to address, such as where the money will come from and the safest types of jobs to work at under a new identity. SS

Publisher: Citadel
Paperback: 107 pages