It was perhaps the most important kidnapping in American history because — largely through the efforts of Adam’s father John (of Television’s America’s Most Wanted) — it revolutionized the way in which the authorities investigate cases involving missing and murdered children. Because it is such a famous case, you might think you already know the story; the authors quickly demonstrate that you would be mistaken.
Veteran writer and reporter Les Standiford recounts the story of the kidnapping, the desperate search for the missing boy, and the subsequent discovery of his head floating in a Florida drainage canal. But the heart of this extraordinary book is an an expose of the unforgivable bungling and susequent coverup by the Hollywood, Fla., police.
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