Amazon — the online retailer that made its name selling books — has removed a novel from its website that was written by Ayoola Ajayi, the man police have accused of kidnapping and murdering University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck.
Some journalists noticed Monday that the novel, “Forge Identity,” had been removed.
A plot summary on Goodreads.com states that “Forge Identity” is about a character named Ezekiel, who is 15 when he witnesses two murders and, in his trauma, is enticed to a life of crime. Some synopses also say the book depicts victims being incinerated.
“Ezekiel must decide if he will join the ranks of a criminal mastermind, or fight to escape the tyranny that has surrounded his young life. Or even beat them at their own game,” the Goodreads.com summary states. “When trust is lost, can he even trust himself?”
Ajayi, 31, has not yet been formally charged in connection with Lueck’s death. A state court judge granted a motion Tuesday from Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill to keep Ajayi in jail, without an opportunity to post bond, into next week.
Brown on Friday described Lueck, 23, meeting Ajayi about 3 a.m. June 17 at Hatch Park in North Salt Lake. The pair then went to Ajayi’s home in Salt Lake City’s Fairpark neighborhood, though Brown has not said when or where detectives believe Lueck died.