THE GOOD NURSE tells the true story of one of the most accomplished serial killers in recent history. Charles Cullen, RN, had a hand in the deaths of as many as 300 hospital patients, over a sixteen-year period, working his lethal mischief in different hospitals. Though colleagues knew - or had reason to know - what was going on, no one stopped him.
THE GOOD NURSE does more than tell the unforgettable tale of Cullen's deadly career; it presents an incredibly vivid portrait of madness. Written in gorgeous, immersive prose, it follows the page-turning arc of a traditional detective story, while also raising haunting questions about the institutions to which Americans turn for critical care. Cullen is but one of many lively characters, including a down-and-out detective and an Erin Brokovich type who wrestles with herself and the truth of her friend and colleague and then joins forces to end Cullen's killing spree. Impossible to put down, THE GOOD NURSE ensures you will never ever enter a hospital in the same way again.
Charles Graeber is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer and contributing editor for Wired and National Geographic Adventure. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, The New Yorker, Outside, and GQ. [title tk] st is his first book.