Chislehurst author pens Olympic terrorism thriller

PUBLISHED: 10:05 03 August 2011

Author David Albert with his book

Author David Albert with his book


A fast-paced action plot which sees an anti-cancer drug cause havoc across the world has been penned by a Chislehurst author.

Father-of-three David Albert started writing Chameleon 2012 25 years ago when he was a London stockbroker.

Years later, he unearthed the story after publishers reading his short stories suggested he write a novel.

He added the topical element of the Olympic Games and within weeks he was signed to a publisher and commissioned to write a trilogy.

The book tells the story of a Scottish scientist who has discovered a cure for cancer and names it chameleon.

But world leaders – realising their people will live longer and increase costs –choose not to buy it.

An international group called Tentacle plots to overthrow all world governments, using the drug at the Olympic Games.

David says his book is a must for fans of action films. He said: “It’s like the Bourne and James Bond films.

“It’s a real page-turner and what makes it different is there are two different endings, which readers can vote for.”

David, who was born in Ilford, added: “The whole thing is very surreal. The success of this book just seems to be booming day after day.

“I have been absolutely knocked out by it all. It’s like I’m walking on air. It is magic, absolute magic.”

David says he is “well into” the second of his trilogy and that he has ideas “gushing out of him”.

■ Chameleon 2012 is available from,, and

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