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Jamie Bradford, the hero of Pursued, is now the pursuer when he receives a mysterious package containing a class ring from his alma mater, Stratburgh University. Wrapped inside the ring is the address to a Rhodes Petroleum corporate office in Boston and the name of an ultra-conservative religious cult based in the Adirondack Mountains.
To solve the mystery, Jamie and his h Jamie Bradford, the hero of Pursued, is now the pursuer when he receives a mysterious package containing a class ring from his alma mater, Stratburgh University. When their best friend, Ellen Rhodes, ferrets out the Boston connection, the three end up on a perilous mission to save the cult's archenemy, a group of religious fundamentalists whose views regarding homosexuality are just as archaic as the cult's.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Deadly Cult , please sign up. The cult's beliefs are often described as a hodge-podge of destructive aspects of various religions, and while many followers thought they would develop supernatural powers, others relished the chance to fight Japanese materialism. Followers of the Heaven's Gate cult, led primarily by Marshall Applewhite, thought Earth and everything on it were about to be "recycled" to a clean slate, and believed hitching a ride on comet Hale-Bopp in March could allow them to survive.
Thirty-nine members including Applewhite poisoned themselves in shifts in a California mansion wearing Nike's sneakers and armbands that read "Heaven's Gate Away Team. Charles Manson, who learned to play guitar in prison, formed his infamous "Family" of criminals in Manson thought an apocalyptic race war between whites and blacks would occur in , after which the commune would rule the new world.
When it didn't happen, he sent his followers on a string of murders to "show blacks how to do it," but the victims Manson selected were those who had not helped him with his music career. The event more or less resulted in the disappearance of what many consider to be a cult, which believed in an imminent apocalypse. Indian mystic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh founded several cultist towns in Oregon through the s — strangely, communities chock full of Rolls Royce cars.
Shree allegedly poisoned hundreds in Dalles, Oregon, with Salmonella bacteria in to rig local elections in his cult's favor. It's considered the first bioterrorist attack in the United States.
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