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Bitter Medicine

Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For Justice

Carlton Smith

St. Martin's True Crime

Two Deaths
Port Angeles, Washington, is a small town of pretty houses and smiling people, surrounded by acres of pristine wilderness. Everyone thought it was the perfect place to live...until two local doctors made headlines.

Two Doctors
On a chilly January night, Dr. Eugene Turner hastened the death of a three-day-old baby boy who had been pronounced brain-dead. Six weeks later, ER physician Dr. Bruce Rowan hacked his wife to death with an axe, then tried to kill himself--claiming he snapped after witnessing Dr. Turner's euthanasia.

A Small Town Rocked by A Shocking Fatality
What really happened? What drove Dr. Bruce Rowan--a man who was entrusted to heal the sick--to so savagely take the life of his own wife? Acquitted by reason of insanity, Dr. Rowan was committed to a mental institution. And thought the trial is over, some fascinating ethical and legal questions have been raised by its outcome.

Now, bestselling true crime writer Carlton Smith reveals the never-before-told facts and the stunning truth behind two doctors, two deaths, a surprising trial, and the picturesque town standing in the shadow of a ghastly killing.

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Bitter Medicine
BABY MCINNERNEY1THE STORMThe snow began in mid-morning. At first it fell in big, fat, wet flakes that disappeared almost as soon as they hit the ground; later in the afternoon, as temperatures fell, they became small and hard, and so began to stick.The storm was from the northwest, made pregnant by the evaporation from the warm north Pacific current; its moisture-laden airstream rose over the masses of the Olympic Peninsula, where the colder air awaiting atop the peaks froze the evaporation into ice crystals, which hung in the air, growing heavier by the hour. The wind drove
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  • Carlton Smith

  • Carlton Smith wrote the New York Times bestselling The Search for the Green River Killer. An award-winning journalist for The Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times during the 1970s and 1980s, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988. His books include Mind Games, Cold Blooded, The Prom Night Murders, Cold as Ice and In the Arms of Evil. There are more than two million copies of his books in print.
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    Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For Justice

    Carlton Smith

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