Dr. James Grigson, a.k.a. “the hanging shrink,” is a traveling salesman for the Texas death penalty. The author crosses the prairie with Dr. Death as he notches up three death sentences—two in one day.
In which the author takes a grand tour of our thermonuclear fortifications, engages some missile crewmen in candid discourse upon their role in The End of the World, digresses upon the pornographic appeal of atomic annihilation, and… starts worrying about the Bomb again.
Did Dr. Jack Kevorkian do the right thing when he helped an Alzheimer’s patient end her own life with his homemade “Mercy Machine”? As the issue of medically assisted suicide hits the headlines again, he vows to continue his crusade for “planned death” for the terminally ill. But is he Socrates or Mengele?