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This is the second installment of the unique and extraordinary adventures of long-time insider and survivor, Janis Gillham Grady. For years, she worked as a personal assistant known as a “Commodore’s Messenger” for Scientology’s elusive founder, L. Ron Hubbard, who was recognized aboard his ships as “the Commodore.” No books about Scientology compare to the scope of Janis’ or for the meticulous detail, accuracy and depth of insight that she reveals from the epicenter of the Scientology movement.

Janis was born in Australia to Scientology “royalty,” the youngest child of Peter F. Gillham, the founder of internationally noted nutritional product “Natural Calm”, and Yvonne Gillham-Jentz sch, founder of the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre. Janis’ stepfather is Heber Jentz sch, known for many years as the President of the Church of Scientology International, and its primary spokesman. This book picks up where Book One ended with Janis, at age 14, along with her older brother Peter and sister Terri, all members of Scientology’s inner core, the Sea Organization. Aboard the Scientology ship Apollo, Janis worked as one of the fi rst four personal messengers of Scientology leader, L. Ron Hubbard. She had a front-row seat as the ship sailed between Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, and she was privy to Hubbard’s att empts to ingratiate Scientology with the Moroccan government as it faced att empted coups and brutal crackdowns. As more and more ports denied entry to the Apollo, Hubbard crossed the Atlantic to the somewhat friendlier waters of the Caribbean, though still harassed by numerous agencies including the U.S. State Department, FBI, Interpol among others. This harrowing journey takes you from October 1970 until October 1975, when L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology headquarters moved from his personal yacht to land in the United States.

Commodore’s Messenger: Riding Out the Storms is the second volume of the trilogy that chronicles Janis Grady’s epic journey and that of Scientology’s mysterious Sea Organization.


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