A Life in Death by Richard Venables

Author: Richard Venables

Category: General Nonfiction

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This updated edition contains additional material on the Hillsborough disaster.

Detective Inspector Richard Venables (QPM, rtd.) has helped identify thousands of bodies all over the world, piecing together fragments from tsunamis, transport and other disasters to return the victims to their loved ones.

A world-renowned expert in Disaster Victim Identification who was a member of the UK Police’s Major Disaster Advisory Team, Richard’s destiny was shaped in part by his presence as a uniformed sergeant at the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster.

In A Life in Death, Richard Venables tells his extraordinary story, of how death came to be a key feature of his personal and professional life, as well as how he coped with the biggest challenge of his career: the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the deadliest event of its kind ever experienced by human civilization, that claimed 230,000 lives.

Praise for A Life in Death:
'It is a sincere reflection of the fate that can befall some unfortunate people but how those dealing with disasters can make such a tremendous difference by the way their loved ones are cared and treated with respect and dignity ... Through his work Richard became a worldwide expert on DVI and is held in the highest esteem by those in the field' - DR N D Chapman DL, Coroner of Nottingham (rtd) & President of BAHID (British Association of Human Identification)

Upon his retirement from the Police in 2006, Richard Venables received the Queen’s Police Medal in recognition of his distinguished service.