“If there is no Unabomber there is no me,” the character Lyndon tells Kaczynski in the book, the television station reports. “We seek the same thing but from opposite ends of the extreme.”
One reviewer commented that the first book “fetishizes violence as the great equalizer.” The victims in Monday’s shooting spree have been identified as 44-year-old Alicia Cardenas and 35-year-old Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, whom McLeod shot around 5 p.m. at Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing, according to KDVR-TV. Gunn-Maldonado’s husband, Jimmy Maldonado, was seriously wounded in the attack, the Denver Post reports. McLeod later went to another tattoo parlor, Lucky 13 Tattoo, in nearby Lakewood and fatally shot 38-year-old Danny Scofield. He also murdered 28-year-old Sarah Steck, who was working as a clerk at a Hyatt hotel, KDVR-TV reports. Authorities say a fifth victim was found dead at a home in Denver; that person has not been identified. A Lakewood police officer was also injured while exchanging gunfire with McLeod; that officer remains hospitalized but is in stable condition. She is expected to need multiple surgeries before she can be released. “She took a situation that was already horrendous and put herself in harm’s way to stop it before it got even worse,” Lakewood police spokesman John Romero told KDVR-TV. “We’re beyond proud of her actions and the lives she likely saved because of her acts last night.” McLeod reportedly had a history of “psychiatric episodes,” according to KMGH-TV. He is said to have held extremist views and promoted conspiracy theories popular among the alt-right. In 2020, McLeod also reportedly posted a social media rant about “weak” men. “Our entire society is made up of s— little f— who insult badasses & get away with it because law enforcement & social norms protect the WEAK from the STRONG. I’m over it. The weak better buckle up . . . s— is about to get real,” McLeod reportedly wrote, according to The Sun.The books are available for purchase on Amazon.
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[Feature Photo: Lyndon McLeod, aka Roman McClay/Amazon]