From the personal investigator who cracked open the case that resulted in the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, frightening tale of ways a rogue sect used intercourse, cash, and tool disguised lower than a façade of faith to additional legal 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, found in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the surprising inside of global of FLDS participants whose belief he earned and who confirmed him the impressive fact in their lives.
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They're bold and unpredictable. i've got heard Willie brag to his admirers inside of my earshot approximately virtually having needed to “take [me] down. ” in reality that Willie not often comes nearer than twenty ft of me and, apart from our fresh come upon within the parking zone of my doctor’s place of work, now we have by no means had something such as a true dialog, yet no longer for my loss of making an attempt. he's perpetually parked, lurking someplace within sight, whilst difficulty arises in the FLDS or if i've got a few enterprise within the Crick. while i try to converse with him, i am getting no reaction. He drives a high-dollar Mercedes-Benz SUV that's decked out with the newest police radios and scanners or even a satellite tv for pc dish at the roof. i've got attempted jogging up and tapping at the window of his automobile and motioning for him to step outdoors and speak. He responds by means of locking the entire doorways and staring immediately forward. one of many extra fascinating features of my complete research has been observing tremendous Willie evolve from being only a handy thug for Warren Jeffs to changing into an prosperous businessman and the slick spokesman for the total FLDS faith. he's consistently welcome on nationwide tv exhibits, the place he's stated because the face of the cult. he's one of the best i've got noticeable at having the ability to lie like a thief and escape with it. His upward push to energy says much approximately how the FLDS operates by way of instilling worry. I constantly ascertain my shield is up whilst titanic Willie is round. whereas operating my manner via collage, considered one of my many roles was once education police canines. Willie jogged my memory of what we referred to as in that company a “fear-biter. ” while you are now not having a look, such an animal sneaks up from in the back of, yaps a couple of times, nips at your heels, after which slinks away. It simply isn't prudent to teach your again to a “fear-biter” like Willie. I reflect on either Willie and his brother, Dee, to be very risky males. bankruptcy 6 P. I. The paintings in brief Creek mentioned a few own issues for me. the non-public detective company is simply that, a enterprise, and that i needed to earn money. i couldn't simply drop every little thing, and my paying consumers in other places, to consistently run all the way down to that loopy city. i may merely paintings for thus lengthy on a greenback. yet likewise, I additionally might not—would not—give up on my research. I had stumbled into an out of this world position and a complete tradition that are meant to now not exist during this nation, and lots of of the folks i used to be assembly have been struggling with for his or her very survival. My examine and bureaucracy records have been stacking greater with every one stopover at, development have been made to get a secure haven for the Chatwins, and it was once time for me to take a breather. yet I knew that I wasn’t accomplished with the FLDS. I appeared uniquely certified to enquire the crowd. not just used to be I a well-educated and expert expert within the legislations enforcement box, yet there has been whatever else simply as very important during this subject: i used to be a Mormon. I knew my faith, its traditions, its historical past, and its texts good, so i'll reduce during the blather of the FLDS after they attempted to wrap their illegal activity with a sacred textile of piety.