She was a former New Zealand fashion model and a diplomat's wife. He was the British WW2 fighter ace-turned-criminal who seduced her. She attended garden parties with the Queen. He got her pregnant, then kidnapped her children. It's the case that made world headlines, that captured the attention of Sir Richard Branson, and which forced changes to child abduction laws in Britain. Paulette - now living in a small North Island town - hasn't seen her son and daughter since they were snatched off a London street thirty years ago at the ages of 4 and 2 and smuggled out of the UK. Now that's changed. An investigator's never-say-die determination has turned this cold-case kidnapping on its head: using a range of different false identities, he has tracked the kidnapper through Europe and the Middle East and pulled off the unthinkable - befriending the unwitting target by posing as an old friend, and even obtaining photos of the now-adult missing children! The Hunt will take you to the edge of your seat in a gripping game of cat and mouse that spans the globe and involves phone hacking, corrupt police and the unmasking of a narcissist. Can a mother be reunited with children who don't even remember her? And is she ready for the backlash from a fugitive still wanted on kidnapping charges in the UK?
Ian Wishart is an award-winning journalist and author, with a 30 year career in radio, televisions and magazines, a #1 talk radio show and 5 #1 best selling books to his credit. Together with his wife Heidi, they edit and publish the news magazine Investigate and the news website www.investigatedaily.com George London was born in London’s Easy End, ended up living on the street from the age of 14 before turning his life around. He is now a successful business man and entrepreneur in New Zealand, but has never given up trying to find his wife’s first two children, abducted and taken overseas 30 years ago.