Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no federal databases of crimes against children. His abduction and murder—unsolved for more than a quarter of a century—forever changed America. Shocked by Adam's murder and the inability of the police and FBI to find his... show more
Before Adam Walsh there were no faces on milk cartons, no Amber Alerts, no federal databases of crimes against children. His abduction and murder—unsolved for more than a quarter of a century—forever changed America. Shocked by Adam's murder and the inability of the police and FBI to find his killer, Adam's parents, Revé and John Walsh—who would go on to create America's Most Wanted—became advocates for the transformation of law enforcement's response to and handling of such cases.Bringing Adam Home is the definitive account of this horrifying crime and its aftermath, a true story of tragedy, love, faith, and dedication. It reveals the pain and tenacity of a family determined to find justice, the failed police work that allowed a killer to remain uncharged, and the relentless efforts of one cop who accomplished what an entire legal system could not. As harrowing as In Cold Blood, yet ultimately uplifting, Bringing Adam Home is the riveting story of a triumph of justice and the enduring power of love.
Publish date: February 28th 2012
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
, True Crime
The abduction and brutal murder of Adam Walsh went unsolved for 27 years. This is the story of the determination of one dedicated detective who would not let the case rest until a monster was brought to justice.A powerful, well written account that is heartbreaking, infuriating, horrifying and final...
Attended a writer's conference because I like and read Les Standiford and James W. Hall (they were speakers) and this was the only book for sale that Standiford had which I hadn't read. Although I (along with the rest of America) followed the Adam Walsh story and John Walsh's later success on telev...
This book makes me rage for the parents and in shock that the police could do this.
It's almost hard to believe that 30 years have passed since Adam Walsh was abducted from a south Florida Sears store. Thanks to the efforts of his parents, John and Reve Walsh, modern law enforcement now has a number of tools that were not available at the time: VICAP, the National Center for Miss...