Run For Your Life

The remarkable true story of a family forced into hiding after leaking Russian secrets


The remarkable true story of a family forced into hiding after leaking Russian secrets

What started out as a great adventure turned into a terrifying nightmare when Nick Stride and his family were forced to flee for their lives from one of the richest, most powerful men in the world.
Nick moved to Russia in 1998 to help build the British Embassy in Moscow, but ended up on the run with his wife and two children after leaking secrets from Vladimir Putin’s one-time deputy. Hiding off grid on Australia’s final frontier – remote beaches on the Dampier Peninsula on the far north Kimberley coast – the family faced crocodiles, sharks, snakes, raging bushfires and the devastating Cyclone Yvette, and survived only by catching fish and crabs and learning how to kill wild animals. It was a life-or-death move, but Nick felt he had no choice. Now, emerging from isolation, the family are finally ready to share their incredible story.

About the author(s)

Sue Williams is an award-winning author and journalist. She has written a number of bestselling books, including Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest; Women of the Outback; Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story and the historical novel Elizabeth & Elizabeth. Sue was born in England, and worked in print and television in the UK and New Zealand. She spent many years travelling around the world before falling in love with Australia in 1989. Since settling here, she has written for many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines. 


'Sue Williams has assembled and delivered the story in a compelling way, a roller coaster ride of adventure and torment ... On every level, this book delivers, and each page offers experiences to be remembered.'

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