Tears of Rage
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 dangeroues 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 Revé, 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.
"I've never really spoken about these things to anyone before, but I want to talk about Adam before he died. I want people to know just exactly how horrible it is to lose your child, how painful it is. But I also want to talk about how people can help you, and how you can help yourself. About how to come to terms with life when you think you're dying of a broken heart." -- John Walsh
"I remember thinking, 'our son's been murdered, and now we've got to be the ones to do something about it' It was a sad thing for this country that the fight had to be led by two broken-down parents of a murdered child. But we had to, because no one else was going to do it." -- Revé Walsh
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TEARS OF RAGE: FROM GRIEVING FATHER TO CRUSADR FR: From Grieving Father to Crusader for Justice: The Untold Story of the Adam Walsh CaseUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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
Here's an interesting passage from Walsh's book:
"I never gave much thought to how old Reve was. She was pretty, and she dressed sharp. And there was also that body. We were starting to kind of hang around together. She took me horseback riding, and we went skiing. She was always into her own thing, and I like that. Then one night Tom Roche was sitting around in my place and picked up a copy of that day’s Buffalo Evening News. It was a picture of Reve, who had just won an art contest. ‘Holy Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,’ Tom said. ‘There is a picture of Reve in the paper, John, and she's 16 years old.’ But you know, she had this way about her. She had a certain presence. And after awhile I just got over how young she was. She was way more sophisticated than anybody in her high school and she always dated older guys. She had a fake ID. That's how she got into Brunner’s. She was born with high school. She was into art and her horses. And even then, she always seemed very… I don't know, serene. We weren't madly in love with each other. Though we had a good time together, and I relaxed a little after she turned 17."
Why isn't John Walsh on the sex offender registry? There's thousands and thousands of American young men charged with sex crimes and sentenced to decades in prison and a Lifetime on the sex offender registry for doing the exact same thing John Walsh did. Walsh should be on the registry! Claiming to not know the girls age hasn't been a viable excuse for anyone, ever.
Walsh turned his son's death into a showbiz career. Disgusting. Walsh is a self-professed sex addict and I wouldn't trust him with my daughter...or son.