Blind Eye by James B. Stewart
How the Medical Establishment Let a Doctor Get Away with Murder

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A medical thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning author James B. Stewart about serial killer doctor Michael Swango and the medical community that chose to turn a blind eye on his criminal activities.

No one could believe that the handsome young doctor might be a serial killer. Wherever he was hired—in Ohio, Illinois, New York, South Dakota—Michael Swango at first seemed the model physician. Then his patients began dying under suspicious circumstances.

At once a gripping read and a hard-hitting look at the inner workings of the American medical system, Blind Eye describes a professional hierarchy where doctors repeatedly accept the word of fellow physicians over that of nurses, hospital employees, and patients—even as horrible truths begin to emerge. With the prodigious investigative reporting that has defined his Pulitzer Prize–winning career, James B. Stewart has tracked down survivors, relatives of victims, and shaken coworkers to unearth the evidence that may finally lead to Swango’s conviction.

Combining meticulous research with spellbinding prose, Stewart has written a shocking chronicle of a psychopathic doctor and of the medical establishment that chose to turn a blind eye on his criminal activities.

About James B. Stewart

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James B. Stewart is the author of Heart of a Soldier, the bestselling Blind Eye and Blood Sport, and the blockbuster Den of Thieves. A former Page-One editor at The Wall Street Journal, Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his reporting on the stock market crash and insider trading. He is a regular contributor to SmartMoney and The New Yorker. He lives in New York.
Published November 20, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 348 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The shocking story of Dr. Michael Swango, who, despite being a convicted felon suspected of murdering dozens of his patients, was allowed to practice medicine.

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This true-crime story of a serial killer doctor is handled by journalist pro Stewart (Den of Thieves) in unsparingly lean and mean terms.

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As he follows Swango's zigzagging path through various hospitals in America, ending in a remote community facility in Zimbabwe, Stewart observes with astonishment and indignation as the cover-up at Ohio State repeats itself again and again.

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