The Resource Under Siege

Under Siege

Label
Under Siege
Title
Under Siege
Statement of responsibility
Belinda Neil
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
She could be investigating brutal murders such as the De Gruchy killings or , in her negotiator role, persuading the murderous and suicidal to drop their weapons., stop terrorising their families, step back from the ledge. It was hardly surprising that over time the horrors she saw began to take their toll. After years of broken sleep, traumatic crime scenes and death, one disastrous weekend brought everything to a head. The next morning when she awoke, Belinda found she was shaking so badly she could not get out of bed. A short time later, Belinda found herself contemplating jumping off a cliff in the Moreton Bay National Park. She had even written the suicide note. Under Siege shows us the remarkable job homicide investigators and hostage negotiators perform, and their endurance and courage in impossible circumstances. More than that, this brave memoir reveals how the daily trauma and stress affected Belinda’s roles as wife and mother and how she fought against the terrifying post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted to come back from a very dark place. 'Her extraordinary journey juggling the roles of police negotiator, homicide investigator, wife and mother shines a light on this little-understood limb of law enforcement.' Mark Whittaker, Fairfax newspapers
Summary
Under Siege shows the remarkable job homicide investigators and hostage negotiators perform, and their endurance and courage in impossible circumstances. More than that, this brave memoir reveals how the daily trauma and stress affected Belinda's roles as wife and mother and how she fought against the terrifying post-traumatic stress disorder that resulted to come back from a very dark place.
Biography type
autobiography
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10640093
Cataloging source
NSL
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Neil, Belinda
Dewey number
363.2092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • True Crime
  • Autobiography
Target audience
adult
Label
Under Siege
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HLQ_077970
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781488742781
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Under Siege
Control code
BORROWBOX:HLQ_077970
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781488742781
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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