William James is a young psychiatrist specialising in the psychology of stalking. A rather dry academic, but already a world authority on obsessive love - he's certainly not the type to get mixed up with beautiful women...until he's recruited by the Foreign Office to join a unique police protection unit, exclusively focused on besotted admirers who unpredictably flip into assassins. He now finds himself mingling with Philippa Foot, the unusually glamorous Foreign Secretary, and Dread, a notorious rock star.; A spate of bizarre and inexplicable threats mean he's now battling with antagonistic police forces as well as obstructive personal bodyguards. Can the offbeat psychiatrist apprehend these deadly stalkers, relentlessly evading sanity, hunting their prey even from behind prison bars, ever-willing to die for their delusion?; As Dread prepares for a diva's ultimate global audience - the largest charity concert in history, opened by the beguiling Foreign Secretary - William races against time. Can he prevent a massacre of the famous on a world stage?;
Peppered with real-life true stories from luminaries, and other victims, this psychological thriller, already endorsed by genuine experts in the field, lifts the lid on the dark side of our infatuation with celebrity and possessive love.; ALL PROFITS FROM SALES DONATED TO THE SUZY LAMPLUGH TRUST.
Publisher: SilverWood Books Ltd
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 445 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 22 mm
"Dr Persaud has woven the facts about stalking that are important for everyone to know into a gripping story of fixation and violence... 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' captures the obsession that drives some stalkers to ever more desperate and bizarre behaviour in pursuit of their victim." - Dr Troy McEwan - one of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of stalking - Lecturer in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science, Australia. // "An entertaining romp through the weirder frontiers of VIP protection, notable for blending into its story-line an array of serious information about the problem of stalking." - Dr David James - Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and co-founder of the UK National Stalking Clinic. // "In this fascinating novel Dr Persaud reveals the core of these obsessions and what it means for their victims." - Professor David Canter - Emeritus Professor, The University of Liverpool, and inventor of Investigative Psychology. // "Raj knows his subject; the typologies, the behaviours but ultimately the fear, the terror and the complexities of being stalked... ordinary people are living this terror on a daily basis." - Tracey Morgan, Survivor & Campaigner. // "Prior to the awareness of 'political correctness' fixated individuals that stalked Royalty, and protected cabinet ministers, were openly categorised as 'nutters' and in need of psychiatric help. The introduction of the term 'fixated' somehow softened the effect of the potential danger such individuals present. As Protection Officer to the late Diana - Princess of Wales from 1986 - 1993, I encountered an extreme variety of such people, many harmless in their pursuit of recognition, requiring very sensitive handling. Some, though very few, were persistent and complex, and their real motives difficult to assess. // 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' accurately enters the world of VIP protection, and exposes the difficulties that confront ministerial police protection teams. The secondment of William James a psychiatrist to the protection team, was sure to 'ruffle' the feathers of over protective bodyguards, suspicious perhaps as to the true motives of the presence of their 'attached shrink'. // Informative, and highly entertaining, this book should be a compulsive read for all officers attending The Police National Bodyguard Course." - Ken Wharfe MVO - Inspector - Royalty Protection, New Scotland Yard. 1986-2002.