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

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

Charles Graeber


After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen used to be quick dubbed "The Angel of dying" via the media. yet Cullen was once no mercy killer, nor used to be he an easy monster. He used to be a favourite son, husband, liked father, ally, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated within the deaths of as many as three hundred sufferers, he used to be additionally might be the main prolific serial killer in American history.

Cullen's murderous profession within the world's so much relied on occupation spanned 16 years and 9 hospitals throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. whilst, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen used to be marched from his ultimate sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse right into a ready police van, it appeared yes that the chilling secrets and techniques of his existence, occupation, and trap might disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism approximately ten years within the making, journalist Charles Graeber offers the entire tale for the 1st time. in accordance with enormous quantities of pages of formerly unseen police files, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, in addition to specific jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the personal informant who helped carry him down, the great NURSE weaves an pressing, terrifying story of homicide, friendship, and betrayal.

Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts an incredibly clever and intricate younger guy whose promising occupation was once crushed via his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted inside lifestyles hidden even to his friends and family. have been it no longer for the hardboiled, unrelenting paintings of 2 former Newark murder detectives racing to place jointly the items of Cullen's expert prior, and a fellow nurse prepared to place every little thing in danger, together with her task and the protection of her childrens, there is no telling what number extra lives might have been lost.

within the culture of In chilly Blood, the great NURSE does greater than chronicle Cullen's lethal profession and the breathless efforts to forestall him; it paints an exceptionally brilliant portrait of insanity and provides a penetrating glance inside of America's scientific method. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this publication will make you examine drugs, hospitals, and the folks who paintings in them, in a wholly assorted way.

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