BARBARA ROBERTS

Courtesy of The Providence Journal/ William L. Rooney.

Courtesy of The Providence Journal/ William L. Rooney.

Dr. Barbara Roberts attended to Raymond Patriarca towards the end of his life. She testified about his health in the early 1980s, and grew close with Patriarca and some of his associates. Roberts was the first female cardiologist in Rhode Island, and is also the author of The Truth About Statins.

Barbara appears in Chapter 11.

I always wanted to stand up for the underdog. And in this situation, Raymond was the underdog.