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Doctor Dealer: A Doctor High on Greed, a Biker Gang High on Opioids, and the Woman Who Paid the Ultimate Price

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Dr. James Kauffman and his wife, April, were the perfect couple: a respected endocrinologist and a beautiful radio host. But under the surface lurked a world of drugs, sex, and biker gangs. A world Dr. Kauffman would kill to keep secret.

In May 2012, April Kauffman, a well-known local radio personality and staunch advocate of military veterans rights, was found shot to
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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 8th 2020 by Berkley Books
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Valerity (Val)
This story seemed vaguely familiar as I read it, it felt as if I’ve read it before by another author or perhaps seen it on a true crime show. It’s quite a shocking story to read, for sure. I read it straight through, which I have not been able to do much of lately, so that says a lot. It really held my interest, I stayed up all night reading it. I guess I just had to see how it came out. If you like true crime, with bikers and a drug dealing doctor who wants to knock off his wife when she become ...more
Mo
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was ok
2.5 out of 5

MAY HAVE GENERAL SPOILERS!!!!

This read more like an exposè in a local crime mag, than a hardcore true crime novel.

I'll allow half a star for the few black and white pictures of some of the main players.

It also fell short of full truths, urgency, and statistics, in an unsuccessful attempt to tie in the headlines of the main crimes highlighted herein, with the "opioid epidemic" of a particular population of America. IMHO, this was more a crime of opportunity, greed, pride and ego.
Karen
Sep 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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You know a book is good when you already know how it ends but the story is still told in a compelling enough way to keep you engaged. I'm a true crime buff but I had never before heard of this story of an lying, narcissistic Atlantic City osteopath who decided to spice up his life and bank account by dealing painkillers illegally and then hiring someone to kill his wife. Enter a motorcycle gang, an ex-girlfriend, a couple of suspicious stepchildren and a lazy judicial system and it makes for an ...more
Mary
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Doctor Dealer is a true story about an illegal "pill mill" and murder for hire run by a physician. The book explores all the people involved in his horrifying activities, including those hurt by his actions. A shocking book exposing a doctor who is sworn to uphold the health and well being of patients, and in turn, destroys lives and those who love him.
Thank you to the publisher.
Paperclippe
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Gotta be honest with you, this was not exactly what you'd call a "wild ride."

A doctor involved with a motorcycle gang and a drug ring murders his wife. Seems like there could be twists and turns and intrigue, but no; the prose is very dry and voiceless, and there's no real mystery or even suspense; everything is given away at the fore and the rest just feels like filler. Fully ten percent of the first half of the book is just backstory about the Hell's Angels and the Pagans which might have bee
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Kaylee McLellan
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was very boring and repetitive. It was told in a manner that made it hard to keep track of all the players (too many bike gangsters) and was textbook level dry.
Cristie Underwood
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Wow! This book is about the murder of April, who was married to a doctor. She was murdered in their home and that is only the beginning of events. Dr. Kauffman lived a double life and this book details the motorcycle gangs and pill mill that her husband was associated with. He paid to have his wife killed and the events leading up to this are shocking. As a true crime junkie, I loved this book.
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