Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

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by Sam Brower
     
 

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"A remarkable man on many levels, Sam Brower is the real deal. Readers are apt to find his firsthand account of bringing Warren Jeffs to justice both extremely disturbing and absolutely riveting." --Jon Krakauer, from the foreword.See more details below

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"A remarkable man on many levels, Sam Brower is the real deal. Readers are apt to find his firsthand account of bringing Warren Jeffs to justice both extremely disturbing and absolutely riveting." --Jon Krakauer, from the foreword.

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Publishers Weekly
In 2008, most Americans became aware of the Fundamentalist Church of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS) when authorities in Texas searched the 1,700-acre Yearning for Zion Ranch and discovered alarming evidence of child abuse on a massive scale. As private investigator Brower points out in his often gripping memoir and detective tale, the video clips portrayed a tiny fraction of the real story. An extremist faction of the Mormon Church, the FLDS broke away from the mainstream church when the latter officially renounced polygamy. Under the leadership of Warren Jeffs, the FLDS group that drew the nation’s attention still regards plural marriage as the most holy and important doctrine ever revealed on Earth. Jeffs’s followers believe that they are the only true Mormon Church, and they zealously obey their religious teachings and their leader. As Brower points out, such ardent adherence to their leader’s teachings enabled Jeffs to create a subculture in which his control and decisions were unquestioned and embraced. Brower uncovers many documents exposing cases of extortion, tax fraud, child abuse, and kidnappings, and Brower’s investigations helped lead to Jeffs’s arrest in Texas, where the religious leader was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for child sex abuse this month. While the book often mimics the contrived dialogue and suspense of television drama and is often mind-numbingly repetitious, Brower manages to tell a fascinating tale of one man’s megalomania. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Mormon Brower recounts his seven-year investigation of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) leader Warren Jeffs. This investigation ultimately led to the conviction of Jeffs on felony counts of child sexual assault while the book presents a rare and detailed look into the FLDS. (LJ Xpress Reviews, 9/30/11)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608193257
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/01/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
65,461
File size:
4 MB

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