Vikki Petraitis has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police - and even accompanying them on active duty - to compile this collection of stories from the frontline of policing. Police officers from many fields of service, from Fingerprints, Search and Rescue to Homicide, have told her some of their 'best stories' - the ones that were out of the ordinary, the ones they'll never forget. The result is a riveting collection of real-life Australian dramas.
Includes stories such as: the ‘black widow’, Gina Agostinelli; the retrieval of a diver’s body from a sunken submarine; the capture and conviction of a brutal child rapist; and the search and rescue story of an industrial relations commissioner lost in the Victorian high country with no food – and a head injury.
These stories are detailed, allowing readers into the minds of the officers involved.
Vikki Petraitis is a Melbourne author who has been writing true crime since the early 1990s.
Along with four other true crime books, Petraitis wrote bestseller The_ Frankston Murders _about Frankston serial killer Paul Denyer.