'Cameron Hardiman lived a life most young boys could only dream of. Every morning he put on a navy blue police flight suit, grabbed his flight helmet, and prepared to work on the police helicopter. He could be called to anything during a shift, to search for a missing child, to pull an injured driver from a wrecked car, or a dangerous sea rescue.

He saw his fair share of trauma and dealt with it like most coppers would: he quickly put each dangerous job out of his mind as soon as it was over. But one particular rescue in Bass Strait brought about a reckoning - and Cameron was never the same again.'

This book was fascinating.

I didn't really no what to expect going into this book. I had hoped to get a little bit of information on different aspects of Cameron Hardiman's career. So I was genuinely surprised by just how much was in this book.

Cameron Hardiman has done a brilliant job with this book. Reading this book was a real roller coaster of emotions. From funny stories and adrenaline fuel situations to heartbreaking moments; Cameron covers them all.

Having a collection of photographs in this book was a wonderful addition as I found it helped to see some of the things I was reading about to understand the situation and the scope of the jobs Cameron was working on.

I think it is easy to forget that not all heroes wear capes, and that sometimes living a heroic life can come at a cost. With so much excitement and drama on a daily basis, lessons are learnt on the fly and often the hard way.

This is definitely a book that will stay with me for a long time. I laughed, I cried and now I feel like I may be a little better educated about what our first responders go through in order to protect us.

Ten Feet Tall And Not Quite Bulletproof by Cameron Hardiman is a must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker