The True Story of Cult Murder in The American Heartland
Rod Colvin, M.S.
On a peaceful August morning in 1985, grim-faced FBI agents led a dawn raid on an eighty-acre farm outside Rulo, Nebraska, said to be occupied by a group of religious survivalists led by the charismatic Mike Ryan. What they found on the farm shocked even experienced investigators. Their investigation would uncover what had been a truly Evil Harvest. For months Ryan’s Nebraska neighbors spoke in whispers of gunfire in the night, the disappearance of women and children, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. But little did the locals know what was happening to those Mike Ryan decided to punish for their “sins.”
In Evil Harvest, Rod Colvin re-creates a chilling story of torture, hate, and perversion, and how good, ordinary people could be pulled into a destructive, religious cult—a cult that committed unthinkable acts—all in the name of God.
Eight pages of photos.
“A dramatic glimpse into the mad world of a divine-right cult leader and mass murderer.”—Kirkus