The true story
behind the writing of my novel,
POISON! The Doctor's
by: James Wm. Lewis
Sometimes writing a novel can be
Writing my novel, POISON! The Doctor's Dilemma, could
have gotten me, James Wm. Lewis, the author, killed, if Roy
J.Lane, Special FBI Agent retired, and Sherry Nichols had
gotten their way.
Lane had 25 years of experience as an FBI agent. He was a star
investigator in Operation Greylord. He was once tough, ethical
and determined. Then the fix was in.
Roy and Sherry were working umdercover, running a sting
operation against me for 18 months while I was writing my
novel, POISON! The Doctor's Dilemma.
Scott Bartz has written a book about me writing this
novel....and about the true cause of the Tylenol murders, and
the nearly 40-year coverup.
Read about this FBI STING OPERATION
directed against me, the author, James Wm. Lewis, in THE TYLENOL MAFIA: Marketing, Murder, and
Johnson & Johnson on page 399, Chapter 34, "A
Novel Approach", by Scott Bartz, former Johnson and Johnson
employee. The Tylenol Mafia was published by Amazon on
September 26, 2011.
Search the Internet for these three words James Lewis Tylenol. You will receive
thousands of hits. Please read some of the other ugly comments, so
you can see first hand how I was vilified, and called a mass
murder, and worse, for over 40 years, without a shred of evidence, even
while I was writing this book.
Also, please read The Tylenol Mafia, and discover how the
cyanide actually entered the Extra Strength Tylenol inside
J&J's own secure capsule filling factory.
In both these cases, truth really is stranger than fiction.
NOTE: I was living in Manhattan, NY,
destitute, with my wife when the Chicago areaTylenol
Murders were committed, in Chicago, by someone. Because I was living
in New York, and NOT in Chicago, it was absolutely
impossible for me to have committed those homicides.
That means the FBI and Illinois authorities should, as
a matter of law, drop all interest in me and leave me
Read the NY Times Article on this website from
October 28, 1982. The Times article contains
indisputable proof that I was living in New York and
to the FBI sting operation.
This sting operation was neither brief, nor cheap, nor
well thought out.
The FBI was desperate and unprincipled. After nearly 40
years of highly publicized FBI blunders and failures,
Agents Roy and Sherry were moving in for the kill, as
they tried to frame and execute their chosen patsy
(me), to cover-up the FBI's own corrupt and scandelous
conduct and their own previous serial cover ups of
their own cover up.
As of this writing, the 1982
Chicago-area, Tylenol cyanide mass murderer's boss is
alive, still at large, and brazenly protected by the
FBI, as Bartz demonstrates in The Tylenol Mafia.
For 18 months, Roy Lane and Sherry Nichols, acting in
cahoots, stroked my battered ego, wined and dined my
wife and me at expensive restaurants, and tried to get
both of us tee-toddlers drunk. They gave me money to
buy a laptop computer, flew me at govenment expense to
Chicago, New York and Joplin, Missouri, then back to
Boston, put me up in expensive hotels and paid me
thousands of dollars, all while trying to manipulate me
into implicating myself in mass murder in my own
As part of their sting cover,
Roy and Sherry told me that Nichols was writing a book
herself about the Tylenol murders which would finally
clear my name. Sounded like a great idea. I had endured
nearly 40 years of being publically vilified in the
press worldwide as the prime Tylenol mass murder
suspect, i.e., The Tylenol Man. It was all a clever
ruse to trick me into writimg this novel their
For 18 months, Lane and Nichols
discussed the unsolved Tylenol murder cases with me while
simultaneously coaching me on writing this novel, POISON! The Doctor's Dilemma.
In their huge stack of graphic emails, agents Roy and Sherry
tried to lead and prod me into making the fictional protagonist
in my novel, Dr. Charles "Chuck" Rivers, confess to killing 12
people in Chicago.
Then, Roy, Sherry and Illinois prosecutors were going to claim
to a jury that Dr. Chuck's fortuitous, fictitional murder
confession in my novel was actually the author, me, James Wm
Lewis, confessing to the seven unsolved 1982 Tylenol
Case closed! Pop the bubbly!
Got the picture? Writing a murder mystery novel can be
But it didn't work out the way Roy and Sherry promised their
bosses, who were bankrolling this sting operation.
I am an adopted only child. Sometimes, I was not a team player.
I exercised my freedom of speech. I quietly and politely
refused to compromise or be bullied.
I remained true to my novel. I wrote POISON! The Doctor's Dilemma my
way, not the FBI way.
My version of the book is what readers can buy and enjoy.
Shortly afterward, the FBI raided my home, seizing computers,
looking for those alternate versions of the manuscript which
Agents Roy Lane and Sherry Nichols had asked me to write. (They
didn't find any, because I didn't write any.)
Alerted by the FBI, news chopper crews flew cover over my
Massachusetts home, ready to beam live to the world the arrest
of James Wm. Lewis, that's me.
I had committed no crime, so I was not arrested.
When I discovered Scott Bartz was already well along in writing The Tylenol Mafia, I turned over to
Bartz all the emails which I, former FBI Special Agent Roy Lane
and Sherry Nichols had been exchanging. He quoted them in his
Those chilling sting emails speak for themselves, and require
no explainations from me.
Buy both these amazing books, and read them side by
1. THE TYLENOL MAFIA: Marketing, Murder, and Johnson
& Johnson by Scott Bartz,
2. POISON!: The Doctor's Dilemma, by James Wm.
James Wm. Lewis