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The Real Story Of John Wayne Gacy-- By The Man Who Helped Catch Him
He was a model citizen. A hospital volunteer. And one of the most sadistic serial killers of all time. But few people could see the cruel monster beneath the colorful clown makeup that John Gacy wore to entertain children in his Chicago suburb. Few could imagine what lay buried beneath his house of horrors--until a teenaged boy disappeared before Christmas in 1978, leading prosecutor Terry Sullivan on the greatest manhunt of his career.
Reconstructing the investigation--from records of violence in Gacy's past, to the gruesome discovery of 29 corpses of abused boys in Gacy's crawlspace and four others found in the nearby river--Sullivan's shocking eyewitness account takes you where few true crime books ever go: inside the heart of a serial murder investigation and trial.
This updated edition features new revelations that have emerged using DNA evidence to confirm the identities of additional victims--and 16 pages of dramatic photos.
"An unnerving true crime story of murder, terror, and justice." --Dallas Morning News
"UNNERVING."--Dallas Morning News
About the Author
Terry Sullivan served as a prosecutor for the State’s Attorney in spearheading the investigation and arrest of John Wayne Gacy, Jr., and was one of the key prosecutors at Gacy’s trial. He is the president of the Sullivan Firm, a law firm with offices in Rolling Meadow and Chicago, Illinois. Presently in private practice, he has been an on-air legal analyst for Chicago’s WGN-TV (Channel 9) for ten years and has made numerous national and local radio and television appearances. He has been quoted on many high profile cases from O. J. Simpson to the William Balfour murder trial that involved the family of Jennifer Hudson.
The late Peter T. Maiken was the retired arts editor for the Chicago Tribune and pubications editor for the Beloit College in Wisconsin.