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  1. Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
    Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
    Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America
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  2. Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America

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“Les Standiford’s account of the decades-long attempt to solve the murder of Adam Walsh is chilling, heartbreaking, hopeful, and as relentlessly suspenseful as anything I’ve ever read. A triumph in every way.”
—Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River

“The most significant missing child case since the Lindbergh’s….A taut, compelling and often touching book about a long march to justice.”
—Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent

The abduction that changed America forever, the 1981 kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh—son of John Walsh, host of the Fox TV series America’s Most Wanted—in Hollywood, Florida, was a crime that went unsolved for a quarter of a century. Bringing Adam Home by author Les Standiford is a harrowing account of the terrible crime and its dramatic consequences, the emotional story of a father and mother’s efforts to seek justice and resolve the loss of their child, and a compelling portrait of Miami Beach Homicide Detective Joe Matthews, whose unwavering dedication brought the Adam Walsh case to its resolution.

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Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Les Standiford writes at the end of "Bringing Adam Home", "Perhaps, once upon a time, parents only worried about their kids when they took them to the beach or to the pool or hiking along some steep path. Now vigilance begins at birth, if not before, and for most the worry never ends." Such is the legacy of the abduction of Adam Walsh from a Broward County Mall the summer of 1981. I was a 12-year-old living in Miami that summer and, for me and my peers, his kidnapping and murder has lingered in our memories and left us wondering about his tragic fate.

Standiford dutifully tells the story of what happened that day and in the almost thirty years since. Aided by the police detective who finally pieced the puzzle together, the author meticulously details what happened to Adam and all of the players involved, including scores of incompetent cops interested more in their egos than solving the murder of an innocent child. There are times that I was so angered by the tales of these... Read more
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) This is the true story of the kidnapping and murder of Adam Walsh and the agony that it brought to his parents John and Reve Walsh. It is testimony to the work of distraught parents to take up the cause of missing children and bring it to the public's notice and over twenty-five years develop a program to help the nation deal with the exploitation of missing children.

In this riveting case regarding the loss of their on son we are brought to grips with the tireless efforts of some law enforcement personnel who want to find Adam and get him home. We are also brought face to face with some law enforcement personnel who do not handle the case well, do not document interviews well, do not handle interrogation of suspects well and who do not follow up each and every lead and often stop just short of asking questions that would have served the case well.

It is frustrating that within two years of the disappearance of Adam that they have a suspect in custody who on at... Read more
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?) Adam Walsh was cut short by his abduction and murder from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida. His parents, John Walsh and Reve Walsh became advocates for children's rights all over the country. Their son's abduction and murder began a movement of protecting children.

Still, the loss of their firstborn son, Adam Walsh, in a brutal, horrible crime is still painful and understandable so. John Walsh has made his life's work by bringing justice to those who are victims of brutal crimes. His wife, Reve, although the quiet reserved spouse, has maintained an active part in pursuing justice.

This book is about finding the truth about Adam Walsh's abduction and murder and the botched police investigation. At the time, the local police department in Hollywood, Florida was not equipped to handle the abduction and the murder.

The Hollywood Police Department in Florida couldn't handle his abduction and murder. They brought in the co-author Detective... Read more
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