My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints
Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Bloomsbury, September 2011
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 facade 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.
“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
“Sam Brower is one of a few individuals not born into the FLDS who possesses a comprehensive knowledge of its inside workings. It is because of individuals like Sam that former FLDS members and I have the hope of the criminal activities being publicly exposed, thereby allowing future FLDS generations to one day claim the protection of freedom.”—Carolyn Jessop, author of the New York Times best seller ESCAPE
“None of the consequences that the FLDS are facing would have happened if it weren't for Sam Brower. Sam is not playing a supporting role; he is the star of the show.”—Natalie Malonis, attorney for one of the daughters of Warren Jeffs taken in the Texas raid
“I can't say enough about Sam Brower's knowledge involving the inner workings of the FLDS and its leader. His diligence and tenacity was a major factor in putting Warren Jeffs behind bars.”—Brent W. Jeffs, author of LOST BOY.
“An excruciatingly detailed, nightmarish saga demonstrating the sometimes inexplicable power of human evil.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[A] gripping memoir and detective tale…. of one man’s megalomania.”—Publishers Weekly
“A chilling portrait of inhuman zealotry.”—Bryce Christensen, Booklist