Dennis O'Bryan grew up on a farm in rural Victoria and joined Victoria Police at eighteen.
He completed twenty-seven years as an operational police officer, with uniform and plain clothes duties.
During his policing career, in which he rose to the rank of inspector, Dennis received nine commendations/citations, two of them for bravery but the majority for running successful protracted criminal investigations. He has post graduate qualifications in public policy and administration.
Following his police career, he owned and operated holiday parks in Swan Hill. He is now retired and enjoys solo multi-day bush walks.
Last Train Home, a true crime investigation, is his first book.