Peter Hughes literally took our breath away in the immediate aftermath of the 2002 Bali bombings when we heard him tell rescuers he was okay and to help those worse off than him. Looking at him, we could see he was badly injured himself. And indeed he was. Later, doctors placed him in an induced coma, during which time he died and was revived three times.

Back from the Dead is a gripping personal account of the day terrorism cast its deadly shadow on Australia, viewed through the eyes of the man who became the human face of the victims, a reluctant hero who did what he knew best: never give up.