The Chameleon's Shadow


The Chameleon's Shadow

Could the traumas of war turn a hero into a brutal murderer?

When Lieutenant Charles Acland is flown home from Iraq with serious head injuries, he faces not only permanent disfigurement but also an apparent change to his personality. Described as an outgoing extrovert by everyone who knew him before he was wounded, he becomes increasingly isolated and withdrawn. Crippled by migraines, and suspicious of his psychiatrist, he begins to display sporadic bouts of aggression-particularly against women ...

When the army refuses his request to return to active service he cuts all ties with his former life and moves to London. Alone and unmonitored, he sinks into a private world of guilt and paranoid distrust. He attracts the attention of police who are investigating three gay murders in the area that appear to have been motivated by extreme rage. How much control does Acland have over the dark side of his personality? Do his migraines contribute to his rages? And why, if he hates women, does he look to a woman for help?

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