Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Co-authored by an assistant prosecutor of the case, this is an incisive look at Jeffrey Lundgren, a self-proclaimed prophet of a deviant death cult, loosely based on the Book of the Mormon, who drove his followers to commit atrocious crimes--including the "blood sacrifice" murder of an innocent family. Features 14 pages of dramatic photographs. Fine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: An account of the crimes of Jeffrey Lundgren and his family describes how Lundgren lured followers from the established Latter Day Saints and indoctrinated them into a religious cult practicing violence, sexual humiliation, and murder. Reprint.
From Kirkus Reviews: Murder by scripture dominates this compelling if unevenly told story about kidnapping and mass murder performed by an extremist faction of Latter-day Saints. Sass? prosecuted the case; Widder is an Ohio attorney. Jeff Lundgren was a consummate religious demagogue, with charisma, physical prowess, a talent for seducing the insecure, and the zeal to be ``carnal, sensual and devilish'' under a holy guise. An avid follower of Mormon teachings, he eventually concocted his own theology, sect, and military arsenal to fulfill an apocalyptic mission: to sacrifice a family of recalcitrant followers in preparation for Christ's Second Coming to Zion, which would take place not in Jerusalem but near Lundgren's headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio. Sass? and Widder spin this ``baroque tale of religious and sexual perversion'' with legal savvy and a dominant tone of objective professionalism, but they indulge in graphic detail as a couple and their three young daughters are lured, blindfolded, bound, dragged into a barn, pushed into a pit, shot, and buried beneath piles of debris. The crime occurs at the book's midpoint, and is followed by an informative but anticlimactic account of subsequent arrests, exhumations, and the ``frantic scramble'' for evidence and other ``legal maneuvering.'' The narration becomes asymmetrical as Sass? breaks into the first- person to confess how her personal biases (especially a dislike of organized religion) affected her prosecution efforts. Stranger still was the defense, which attempted to show Lundgren not so much as a thief, wife-abuser, coprophile, and killer but as a misguided fanatic whose actions were ``logical extensions'' of Mormon doctrine. Ironically, this argument is obliquely reinforced by Sass? and Widder's digression into the history of Mormonism and its founder, Joseph Smith, Jr., who advocated ``blood atonement'' for sins. Choppily told, but well-researched and sufficiently bolstered by Sass?'s insider's view of the case to appeal to anyone interested in keeping up with America's continuing cult-murder saga. (Photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Buchbeschreibung Zebra, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. Reprint. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94472281
Buchbeschreibung Zebra - Kensington. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821739867I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Zebra - Kensington. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821739867I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Zebra - Kensington. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821739867I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Zebra - Kensington. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821739867I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Zebra. Mass Market Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2734962260
Buchbeschreibung Zebra, 1992. Buchzustand: Fair. Reprint. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP66352523
Buchbeschreibung Zebra, 1992. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0821739867
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808217398604.0
Buchbeschreibung Zebra Books, NY, 1992. Paperback, near fine condition. Contents are clean, unmarked and tightly bound. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013663T