UNDER THE KNIFE

Author: Roebuck (|Karen)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Edition Details: 1st US p/b edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 0786011971
Price: 6.00
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Paperback. First he wanted her beautiful...then he wanted her dead. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. John Christ may have seemed like a real life Prince Charming to his third wife, Carol. But the prince turned into an obsessive control freak who made bizarre and degrading sexual demands of his 33yr old spouse, and set out to "remake" her - with his scalpel. Fragile from years of childhood emotional abuse, Carol submitted to her husband's twisted need to perform multiple plastic surgeries on her. Over a 15-month period, he inserted breast implants, gave her a tummy tuck and a nose job, and removed 4 tattoos. He even made a body piercing to the most intimate part of her anatomy - inviting his colleagues to watch the humiliating procedure. But when John Christ's sadistic mind games escalated into violence, Carol knew she had to get out. On May 9, 1992, after a heated argument, Dr. Christ fired a .45-calibre gun into the right side of her head - inflicting horrendous damage. Miraculously, Carol lived, but ahead lay 20 painful reconstructive surgeries. Worse, her husband was still at large and able to frighten her - until a series of sensational trials finally put her tormentor behind bars and slapped him with $171 million in damages. Illus. 445pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.

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