Deadly Medicine

Kelly Moore, Author St. Martin's Press $18.95 (465p) ISBN 978-0-312-01757-6
In recounting this unusual serial-murder case, Reed, an actor and screen writer, and Moore, a Los Angeles family law attorney, convincingly probe the mind of Genene Jones, a nurse and mother of two, who was convicted of killing at least 30 infants with injections of medicine that for them was poisonous while working in the pediatric intensive care unit of the San Antonio County Hospital and in a newly opened pediatrics clinic run by her friend Kathleen Hollander, a physician. After interviewing victims' parents, hospital staff and court officials, and after extensive research through medical records and legal briefs, the authors summarize the 1984 murder trial and theorize that Jones created the fatal emergencies in order to play a heroic role on Code Blue life-saving teams. She is now serving a life sentence in a Texas prison. This is a sensational tale unsensationally but grippingly re-created. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to Redbook; author tour. (Dec.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
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