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This is the story of an innocent teenager and the judicial system's failure to protect her. In the summer of 1986 fifteen-year-old Kirstyn Austin was raped and left for dead by Fred Many, a notorious criminal. Even though he was convicted he continued to threaten her from prison.
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Book Description Random House, 1998. Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP71420942
Book Description Random House Australia, Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia, 1998. Paper Back. Condition: Very Good. 220 pages. The cover has light shelf wear including a few small creases. The edges of the book are lightly yellowed with age. The first page has a name written in pen and a stamp. Size: Size F: 9"-10" Tall (228-254mm). Seller Inventory # 78689
Book Description Random House Australia, 1998. Soft Covers. Book Condition: Good. Ex library used copy with creasing to covers. Clean interior. Seller Inventory # 020880
Book Description Random House (Australia), 1998. Softcover / Paperback. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First edition. Softcover. 'The day that changed my life forever is as fresh in my mind as if it were only yesterday. I can remember every single, stark detail of Tuesday 2 September 1986.' So begins the shocking story of Kirstyn Austin who, as a young school girl, was brutally attacked and left for dead by notorious career criminal Fred Many. At the time of the attack Many was out on parole, 7yrs. shy of a 22yr. sentence for armed robbery and other crimes. What follows is a tale of breathtaking injustice. Austin's remarkable composure and bravery led to her attacker's conviction and a 20yr. gaol sentence, yet Many remained not only unrepentant but vengeful. From his gaol cell, he put out a contract on his young victim's life and that of her mother, a crime for which he was never charged. Much of this book was written from inside the top secret Witness Protection Program where for the next 11yrs. Austin and her mother lived in hiding, every link to their former lives completely obliterated. From the time Many went back to gaol he began to manipulate his way towards an early release by becoming an informer for the very people who were protecting Austin and her mother. His cunning paid off, and the public outcry which surrounded his early release was thought by many to have contributed to the downfall of the then NSW Liberal State Government. Eventually Austin's fear was overcome by her anger and an overwhelming desire to reclaim her life and expose the injustices she had suffered. Here she tells the whole story of how two innocent people leading average suburban lives became entangled with death threats, corrupt police, prison informers, drugs, bribes, and some of the most notorious criminals in the country. 220pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. Seller Inventory # 14117
Book Description Random House Australia. This is the story of an innocent teenager and the judicial system' s failure to protect her. In the summer of 1986, fifteen-year-old Kirstyn Austin was raped and left for dead by Fred Many, a notorious criminal and later, controversial police informer. Through her astonishing bravery and quick thinking Austin was able to provide police with enough evidence to convict Many to a twenty-year sentence. Refusing to play 'the victim' she picked up the pieces of her shattered life and decided to move forward. Using his criminal connections, inside and outside the prison system, Fred Many threatened her again, leaving the police with no option but to take both Kirstyn and her mother into the witness protection program. For years, Kirstyn lived under an alias, giving up every single aspect of her true identity and past life, living in one safe house after another. Many shrewdly manipulated the judicial system turning police informer and as a reward, his sentence was shortened to eight years. His early release contributed to the downfall of the Liberal Party in the 1995 NSW state elections. Many's recent death after the authors commenced work on this compelling book has led to another dramatic twist in this shattering yet inspiring true story. Random House, 1998. First edition, first printing. A trade paperback copy in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 4503347
Book Description Random House, 1998. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Some signs of edge wear, some light spotting to page edges & tanning to pages. Still good value and condition. All Orders Appreciated and dispatched within 48hrs. Book Weight may affect shipping rates depending on destination. Seller Inventory # 001866
Book Description Random House, Milsons Point, 1998. Stiff Wrappers. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 005191