The Longform Guide to Fugitives
Whitey Bulger's Life on the Run
Three years after skipping town, Bulger was frustrating investigators and endearing himself to neighbors all over the country. He made a particularly good impression with Gautreaux family in Grand Isle, Louisiana, where he spent the winter in 1995 and 1996 with the girlfriend who led to his eventual capture in 2011.
The Ballad of Colton Harris-Moore
A view of the Barefoot Bandit from his hometown.
Can a writer disappear in America for a month with a $5,000 bounty on his head? Ratliff tried to find out, and found himself with an unnerving amount of free time.
Silence of the Lam
The story of how Benjamin Holmes, wanted by the FBI for arson, spent two decades hiding in plain sight. (Also the story of how, when Holmes finally came back to see his wife, she shot him.)
The Quaid Conspiracy
On the run in Canada with Randy Quaid and his wife Evi as the try to evade “the Hollywood Star Whackers.”
A Touch of Eden
A visit to the French hideaway of Ira Einhorn, co-founder of Earth Day, who had avoided arrest on murder charges for nearly 20 years. Einhorn was extradited to the United States in 2001 and is now serving a life sentence.