"...a thriller that will keep readers turning the pages to a satisfying—and unexpected—wind-up. Spy thriller aficionados will revel in the lively fight scenes, engaging cast, and vivid settings." —BookLife
Jake Palmer, investigative consultant and former US Navy SEAL, has signed on as a contractor with a top-secret US Joint Special Operations Command team in Islamabad, Pakistan. Palmer and his JSOC partner work to uncover a suspected mole and gather intelligence regarding the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapon arsenal as the country prepares for war with India over control of the disputed region of Kashmir. Fears regarding security of the weapons escalate when Pakistan decides to deploy its arsenal and rumors surface that a shadowy figure, the Chameleon, will attempt to divert a nuclear warhead during the deployment. With a nuclear war countdown clock at a minute ’til midnight, Palmer and his partner risk everything to prevent the Chameleon from carrying out a plan for the world’s first act of nuclear terrorism.
2022 IAN Book of the Year Awards 2nd Place Fiction Book of the Year
2022 IAN Book of the Year Awards Outstanding Action/Adventure Winner
2022 IAN Book of the Year Awards Outstanding Suspense/Thriller Winner
2022 National Indie Excellence Awards Winner—Action/Adventure
2021 Chanticleer International Book Awards Grand Prize Winner—Global Thriller
2021 Best Indie Book Award Winner—Suspense/Thriller/Espionage
2021 Publisher's Weekly BookLife Editor's Choice
"Exhilarating...a fast-paced, absorbing terrorist tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
"The Chameleon is packed with action and mystery.... I have high expectations from Ron McManus, and he always delivers!" —Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
"The Chameleon is a book you want to place high on your list of thrillers and suspense experiences. I stand in awe of Ron McManus's writing and I thank him for making my reading of The Chameleon a pure pleasure." —Tom Gauthier for Readers' Favorite
"a fast-paced action/adventure thriller that will ultimately give every international top ten bestselling thrillers a run for its money!" —Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite
Ron McManus is the award-winning author of Libido’s Twist, The Drone Enigma, The Envelope, and The Chameleon.
The Chameleon won the 2021 Best Indie Book Award—Suspense/Thriller/Espionage, the National Indie Excellence Award—Action/Adventure, and the Chanticleer International Book Awards's Global Thriller Grand Prize. The former naval officer, combat veteran, and corporate executive is currently working on his next Jake Palmer novel. Ron and his wife, Mildred, reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay.