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

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From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal Prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a façade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.

The story of Warren Jeffs and the FLDS first came to broad attention in 2008, when Texas Rangers raided the church's ranch and took 463 children into the custody of Child Protective Services. The many instances of polygamy, underage marriage, and Jeffs' iron-fisted rule became the subject of hours of television news coverage, and at least three bestselling books by former FLDS members.

But until now the full story has remained untold. There is one man at the very center of it all who can reveal the whole, shocking truth: Private Investigator Sam Brower, who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Jeffs and his inner circle to justice. In Prophet's Prey, he implicates Warren Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light for the first time the contents of Jeffs' personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and reveals to readers the inside world of FLDS members whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.

Prophet's Prey offers the gripping, behind-the-scenes story of a bizarre world from the only man who knows the full story.

Review:

"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." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a façade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.

In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.

Synopsis:

"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

From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a favßade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.

Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice. In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members, whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.

Prophet's Prey offers the gripping, behind-the-scenes account of a bizarre world from the only man who knows the full story.

About the Author

Private detective Sam Brower is the investigator who pushed forward the long and hard legal battles against the radical FLDS and Warren Jeffs. Raised in the Mormon Church (mainstream LDS), he lives in Cedar City, Utah. Visit his website at www.prophetsprey.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608192755
Author:
Brower, Sam
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Author:
Krakauer, Jon
Subject:
Mormonism
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christianity - Mormonism
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pg bandw photo inserts
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a façade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.

In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.

"Synopsis" by ,

"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

From the private investigator who cracked open the case that led to the arrest of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, horrifying story of how a rogue sect used sex, money, and power disguised under a favßade of religion to further criminal activities and a madman's vision.

Despite considerable press coverage and a lengthy trial, the full story has remained largely untold. Only one man can reveal the whole, astounding truth: Sam Brower, the private investigator who devoted years of his life to breaking open the secret practices of the FLDS and bringing Warren Jeffs and his inner circle to justice. In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his own words, bringing to light the contents of Jeffs's personal priesthood journal, discovered in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the shocking inside world of FLDS members, whose trust he earned and who showed him the staggering truth of their lives.

Prophet's Prey offers the gripping, behind-the-scenes account of a bizarre world from the only man who knows the full story.

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