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

From the non-public investigator who cracked open the case that ended in the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, scary tale of ways a rogue sect used intercourse, cash, and gear disguised lower than a façade of faith to extra felony actions and a madman's vision.

In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his personal phrases, bringing to gentle the contents of Jeffs's own priesthood magazine, came across in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the stunning inside of international of FLDS participants whose belief he earned and who confirmed him the excellent fact in their lives.

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While Rulon died, Naomi quick switched her allegiance and have become Warren’s first new move bride. She had no little ones by means of both of them, so there has been no pageant for her realization. Naomi acquired with regards to Warren and stayed there, a girl who knew all the secrets and techniques of a faith run strictly by way of males. She looked to be as adept at manipulating Warren as she were in dealing with the previous guy, and through letting her transcribe the Priesthood checklist, Jeffs gave her mammoth strength. She used to be consistently handy, or at the very least close by, and in his description, she heard “the [heavenly] whisperings. ” She was once very cautious and knew precisely how the sport was once performed. Warren may perhaps factor a few imprecise caution, similar to, “The Lord is gazing you heavily, Naomi, pay attention lest you fall. ” that will spell doom for many FLDS individuals, yet Naomi knew find out how to reply. “I have fun in you, Sweetheart. I humbly recognize the mistake i'm in, in wondering via a scarcity of attaining. ” the matter used to be solved, the doubt beaten, and Warren’s ego stroked. Her energy lay not just in assembling his techniques and sermons whereas he used to be wakeful, yet in doing so even whereas he slept. Nomes was once the everlasting sentinel, constantly there, and Priesthood list sections usually opened with the word “Naomi’s Testimony of What occurred during the evening. ” She might spill forth probably the most dramatic scenes to be present in the hundreds of thousands of pages of the checklist. She could undergo witness that Warren might fall subconscious and be surrounded through circles of flame, be thrown approximately and twisted at the mattress, now and then really levitating above the bed. Mysterious pillars of sunshine may pulse on the bedside whereas heavenly our bodies communed with the incoherent prophet. Naomi could declare veil might conceal her eyes and Warren will be long past from the room. She could pay attention tender voices as flames danced and the prophet will be lower back to his mattress, tired from vacationing with heavenly beings. Even the prophet was once inspired with what she stated went on in the course of his sleep. The revelations needs to all be real, simply because Nomes used to be a novel witness, correct there gazing, listening, and writing it down, evening after evening. She used to be the portal in which Warren was once visible as a god, and he knew it. It was once in his most sensible pursuits to maintain her satisfied, and so Naomi reaped the rewards of her transcriptions, be they truth or fiction. It used to be a win-win deal. Darkness amplified the hedonistic partying in New Orleans, virtually overwhelming the 3 FLDS explorers as they shouldered in the course of the drunken crowd. Warren had led all of them in prayer that they wouldn't be “sickened” via what they have been approximately to witness in this stern try by way of the Lord. ladies kissed and touched within the streets. They stripped in retailers that painted their whole our bodies. female and male nude dancers shimmied in bars. eating places overflowed with company. a few danced crazily with the ladies unzipping their companions and groping in public. individuals with cameras took photos of each lewd act, and police wandered round nearly aimlessly.

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