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by Warren Adler
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0971704961, Paperback)Warren Adler is the acclaimed author of 25 novels, published in 30 languages. Two of his books, "The War of the Roses" and "Random Hearts" were made into major motion pictures. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and New York City. A successful entrepreneur discovers that his young and impressionable wife has been lured by her fanatical sister into the Glory Cult, a ruthless and powerful group in Oregon run by a charismatic "guru." Determined to free her from the cult's grasp, he teams up with a pair of tough, cunning deprogrammers and plans to kidnap his wife from the cult. However, they soon find themselves in a deadly cat and mouse game with the David Koresh-like leader of the Glories. Their rescue attempt triggers a surprising and horrific climax. This is must reading for those who seek to understand the real meaning of September 11th. Readers will be on edge throughout this page-turner of a novel, and will learn how the power of sinister forces using mind control techniques can turn innocent people into weapons of destruction. Cult will evoke in you a fear, a dread¿ The psychological perspective, the intricacies of brainwashing are all set with an authentic tune, chillingly real¿ an absolutely terrific tale. · Nikesh Murali, Reviews Weekly
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In the dead of night, Naomi Forman receives a phone call. Barney Harrigan, the man she once loved-now happily married with children-utters, "My wife Charlotte has been captured by the Glories." What began as a rude interruption of her night becomes a horrifying interruption of her life, as she is unable to ignore Barney's cry for help. Drawn into the Glory Church doomsday cult by her estranged sister, Charlotte Harrigan succumbs to the will of the enigmatic Father Glory. Brainwashed beyond comprehension, she is now only one of many who have been entrapped by the cult's promise of rebirth into a new, idyllic life. Against her better judgment, Naomi agrees to help Barney confront the Glories and save Charlotte. But na?ve optimism quickly plummets to misery as their plans are systematically picked apart, dashed by members of the cult past and present, and even by the local Sheriff, T. Clausen Moore, who is only as helpful as the Glories want him to be. His awareness of the Glory's practices and their secluded compound-including the river, where there has been more than one "accidental" drowning-is the one obstacle that he too must overcome to restore order to his county. No one is safe. Naomi's will is tested and Barney becomes more and more desperate. The lengths he is willing to go to in order to save his wife are as sinister as the Glories themselves. From the Manson family to Scientology, cults have been fascinating, disturbing, and terrifying-from their induction methodologies to doomsday imperatives. The Glory Church of Warren Adler's vision is no different. Just look to the headlines. Their time will come.