Tears of Rage: From Grieving Father to Crusader for Justice : the Untold Story of the Adam Walsh Case

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Thorndike Press, 1998 - Social Science - 629 pages
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As the host of the immensely popular "America's Most Wanted," John Walsh has been instrumental in the capture of nearly four hundred and fifty of this country's most dangerous fugitives. However, few know the full story of the personal tragedy behind his public crusade: the 1981 abduction and murder of his six-year-old son, Adam. Here, for the first time, Walsh, his wife Reve, and their closest friends tell the wrenching tale of Adam's death - and the infuriating conspiracy of events that have kept America's No. 1 crime fighter from obtaining justice and closure for himself and his family. At the time of Adam's disappearance from a Hollywood, Florida, mall, there was no system for tracking kidnapped children. The FBI was reluctant to get involved, and local police had more information on stolen cars than on missing kids. Two weeks later, when Adam's remains were found in a drainage canal more than one hundred miles from home, John Walsh had already begun his nightmare journey into a criminal justice system that would work against him in ways he never could have imagined. This is the powerful story of Walsh's transformation from grieving father to full-time activist, and how he enlarged the search for Adam's killer into an exhaustive, sixteen-year battle on behalf of thousands of missing and abused children.

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User Review  - briannad84 - LibraryThing

Great book. Always heard the stories about Adam Walsh when I was a kid, and everything I heard was true. Difficult book to read, but it must have been even more difficult to live thru it. Very inspiring man! Read full review

Tears of rage: from grieving father to crusader for justice: the untold story of the Adam Walsh case

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When his son was kidnapped and murdered, Walsh, best known as the host of TV's America's Most Wanted, sought justice, only to be rebuffed by an infuriatingly cold legal system. Here is his account. Read full review



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In addition to his hosting duties on "America's Most Wanted," John Walsh is also co-host & co-producer of "Final Justice" & the European "Manhunter." There are also plans to continue his hit television movies "From The Files of America's Most Wanted.

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