The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder


The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder Author Charles Graeber
ISBN-10 1455574139
ISBN-13 9781455574131
Year 2014-07-29
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Twelve
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After his December 2003 arrest registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed The Angel of Death by the media But Cullen was no mercy killer nor was he a simple monster He was a favorite son husband beloved father best friend and celebrated caregiver Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history Cullen s murderous career in the world s most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania When in March of 2006 Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown Pennsylvania courthouse into a waiting police van it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life career and capture would disappear with him Now in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records interviews wire tap recordings and videotapes as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent terrifying tale of murder friendship and betrayal Graeber s portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends Were it not for the hardboiled unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen s professional past and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk including her job and the safety of her children there s no telling how many more lives could have been lost In the tradition of In Cold Blood THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen s deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America s medical system Harrowing and irresistibly paced this book will make you look at medicine hospitals and the people who work in them in an entirely different way

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