The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
Where does evil come from?
Is it born or is it made?
Is it essential nature or is it nurtured?
Who is evil?
What is EVIL?
Do ordinary people engage in evil acts?
Why does conscience not prevent evil acts?
And if we root for evil, what does that say about who we are?
CHAMELEON is a new series that attempts to grapple with these basic questions about which we all wonder. It is not a philosophical treatise but rather it is an engaging psychological thriller that examines the life of a fictional female serial killer from her early childhood experiences through her adolescence to her mature adulthood. It is a tale both of depravity and, perhaps, of redemption. We see the world through the eyes and the mind of an extraordinary woman who experiences horrors to which no one should be exposed. How she survives, and more so, how she at times succeeds, is the grist for this intense look at the world of psychopathy.
CHAMELEON is neither a classic ‘whodunit’ (we already know she did) nor a traditional thriller, but rather it is a series that should convey to the reader something of the inner workings of the mind of the psychopath. Yet, the excitement is tangible and the suspense that is engendered by her life will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
And in examining our protagonist’s life from the inside out, CHAMELEON will ask readers to ponder not only ‘evil’ with the little ‘e’ but also confront ‘EVIL’ with the big ‘E’. The world is not necessarily a safe place, and serial killers may not be the most serious threat that we are up against when compared with institutional self-interest. Readers may have to recalibrate their own thoughts and ideas about the workings of both the individual and the world at large.
CHAMELEON will challenge you to the core of your beliefs and take you on a long strange trip that will thrill you, appall you and tantalize you. Most of all it will make you think.