The idea for this book arose after reading about John Darwin, who faked his death in a canoe accident claiming several thousand pounds in insurance claims, he then returned five years later.
James Grant was a top financial advisor with an International wealth management company in the UK. In May 2000 he faked his death in a boating accident on the Isle of Wight and his wife c laimed over £2 million from the insurance company, which was also his employer. Unbeknow to his wife and anyone else, James Grant had lived a double life in Portugal until he found out that his wife was going to receive further money from his ex employers and make a new life for herself in Peru with a new man friend.
James wasn't bothered about the new man friend, but was bothered about her collecting more cash from his ex-employer, because he had planned to collect these monies himself in due course by way of pewnsion and other payments, although he was not certain at that point in time how. So in January 2005, five years after his faked death, James gave himself up to the police, claiming to be suffering from amnesia and in doing so incriminated his wif Jane, who was brought back from Peru and together they faced charges of fraud.