UPDATE: Behind the Murder Curtain - Written by SPI President, Bruce Sackman

Behind the Murder Curtain:

Special Agent Bruce Sackman Hunts Doctors and Nurses Who Kill Our Veterans

By Bruce Sackman, Michael Vecchione and Jerry Schmetterer

Forward written by Dr. Michael Baden

When Veterans Hospital patients on the road to recovery suddenly die in increasing numbers, it’s up to VA Special Agent in Charge Bruce Sackman to find out why. His shocking discovery rips open the hidden world of what goes on behind the bedside curtains when a killer doctor or nurse decides a patient must die.

Behind the Murder Curtain is the true story of Bruce Sackman, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General. Sackman’s main responsibilities had been investigating white-collar crimes such as embezzlement when he is drawn into the macabre world of doctors and nurses who murder their patients. Sackman evolves from an investigator of routine cases to the world’s leading expert on Medical Serial Killers—MSKs—doctors and nurses who ply their evil trade hidden behind the privacy curtain at a patient’s bedside.

Behind the Murder Curtain tells how this dedicated investigator brought down four MSKs in Veterans Hospitals while developing the RED FLAGS PROTOCOL, which is now taught to investigators and forensic nurses throughout the world as a tool for stopping an MSK.

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About the Authors:

Bruce Sackman served as the Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Criminal Investigations Division, Northeast Field Office until May 2005 when he retired after 32 years’ service. His cases have been featured on the Discovery Health Channel, CNN, MSNBC, America’s Most Wanted, and on Home Box Office. Sackman is self-employed as a licensed private investigator in New York City specializing in healthcare-related matters.

Jerry Schmetterer is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist. Behind the Murder Curtain is his sixth non-fiction book. He is a former bureau chief and editor at the NY Daily News and managing editor at CNN and WPIX in New York. He served for 12 years as spokesman for the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. He is past president of the NY Press Club and currently serves as a Trustee. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Emily.

Michael Vecchione is a former Chief of the Rackets Division of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, topping off his career of 40 years as a prosecutor. Behind the Murder Curtain is his third nonfiction book. He is a frequent contributor to true crime television productions as an expert on organized crime. He lives in Long Island City, NY, with his partner Lenor Romano.



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