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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James A. Jack  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1928 in Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

James A. Jack served in both World War Two and Korea and was a detective with the Chicago Police Department for many years before going into corporate security. Of all the hardships he endured and horrors he witnessed, one case more than any other haunted him and let him to write a book - ''Three Boys Missing: The Tragedy That Exposed the Pedophilia Underworld''.

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Titles At Your Library

Three Boys Missing: The Tragedy That Exposed the Pedophilia Underworld
ISBN: 0977628140

HPH Publishing Inc.. 2006

On October 16, 1955, three grade-school boys went to downtown Chicago by bus to see a movie. They never returned. Two days later, after a massive hunt for the boys by hundreds of police officers and detectives, their bodies were found, naked, beaten, and bloodied. The mystery of what happened to them would not be resolved until 40 years later – and 41,000 police interviews -- after an FBI informant’s statement led to the arrest and eventual conviction of a sexual-deviant-turned-triple-murderer.