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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Danny Broderick  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Danny lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Danny Broderick is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School and Southern Illinois University. He was a practicing criminal defense attorney who founded the firm of The Law Offices of Daniel J. Broderick. During his twenty years of private practice, Mr. Broderick represented thousands of persons charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes. He is the proud father of two sons, Jack and Patrick.

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Titles At Your Library

When Money Talks: Buford Tucker Listens
ISBN: 1439204640

BookSurge Publishing. 2008

Warrentless wiretapping in the United States. We have all heard something about it. But, who is actually listening? It’s not the “president” that listens. And, it is not the “government” that listens. It’s a guy! It is a person that wears headphones all day. An employee. When he goes home at night, what personal information does he have in his head? Information is power. Information can be worth millions of dollars. What might a person do with that kind of information? A beautiful woman is dead from a fatal car crash. Was it an accident or was it murder? Will they find out in time to make a difference? When Money Talks is a thrilling and powerful look into the world of big money and high level, secret, government surveillance, which exposes current issues in a way that is not often discussed. It is a story that will make it impossible for readers to regard a telephone call or an email message in quite the same way ever again. Remember… Buford Tucker listens.

John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster
ISBN: 1616082488

Skyhorse Publishing. 2011

"Sam, could you do me a favor?" Thus begins a story that has now become part of America’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s history.

Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called “police harassment” and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gives a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession—to his new lawyer. Gacy is eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly becomes the defense attorney for one of American’s most disturbing serial killers. It is his first case. This is a gripping narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

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