The witness wore red : the 19th wife who brought polygamous cult leaders to justice / Rebecca Musser with M. Bridget Cook.
Author: Musser, Rebecca, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
ISBN: 9781455527854 (hbk.)
Description: viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subject: Musser, Rebecca.
Jeffs, Warren, 1955-
Jeffs, Rulon, 1909-2002.
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Biography.
Polygamy United States.
Forced marriage United States.
Child sexual abuse United States.
Contents: Feathers on the wind -- The devil you know -- Up in flames -- Arameageddon -- Matchmaker, matchmaker -- Sudden royalty -- For the pleasure of the gods -- Destroyed in the flesh -- The sweet promise of destruction -- God's law is above man's law -- Another child bride : breed 'em and break 'em -- From the frying pan into the fire -- The kiss that broke the spell -- Escape -- The Truman show -- A few drops of water -- Emerging wings -- Missing persons -- Zion rising -- Purgatory for a prophet -- The witnesses wore red -- The God that revealed himself to me -- Yearning for Zion -- "Forced" entry : the raid -- Apostate at the Temple gates -- Sacrificial lambs -- Breaching the vault -- Sex, lies, and videotape -- Balm of Gilead -- The marijuana house -- Destroying ignorance, not people -- Power vs. force -- The rock of Genshai -- Truth and consequences -- Prosecution vs. persecution : God bless Texas -- The new millennium.
Summary: A gripping account of Rebecca Musser's struggle to escape the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints led by Rulon Jeffs and his son, Warren, and her subsequent decision to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages.