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A captivating mixture of Charles Bukowski, Hunter S. Thompson, and Philip ok. Dick, Chameleo is a real account of what occurred in a seedy Southern California city whilst an enthusiastic and unrepentant heroin addict named Dion Fuller sheltered a US marine who'd stolen evening imaginative and prescient goggles, and maybe a couple of most sensible mystery documents, from a close-by army base. Dion stumbled on himself arrested (under the ostensible auspices of The Patriot Act) for conspiring with foreign terrorists to smuggle top-secret army apparatus out of Camp Pendleton. the truth that Dion had completely not anything to do with foreign terrorists, smuggling, top-secret army apparatus, or Camp Pendleton did not appear to trouble the army. He used to be published from penitentiary after a six day lengthy Abu Ghraib-style interrogation. as a consequence he believed himself lower than severe executive scrutiny and, he suspected, the topic of surprising experimentation related to "cloaking" - electro-optical camouflage so severe it renders observers virtually invisible from a distance of a few meters - by means of the dep. of place of birth safety. Hallucination? probably - other than Robert Guffey, an English instructor and Dion's pal, tracked down and interviewed one of many scientists at the back of the undertaking, codenamed Chameleo, an experimental know-how that looks to were stolen through the USA division of security and deployed on American soil. extra stunning nonetheless, Guffey came upon that the DoD has been experimenting with its most modern applied sciences on a couple of americans. A condensed model of this tale used to be the canopy function of Fortean Times journal (September 2013).

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Purplish half-circles body their eyes. Shadows pool of their sunken cheeks. A pixie-like lady with brief auburn hair calls out, “Kiss my ass for a buck, kiss my ass for a greenback! ” An previous guy in an incongruous Hawaiian blouse pauses in entrance of her for a second, as though contemplating the proposition. earlier than he can make a decision, in spite of the fact that, the fellow within the Armani go well with (standing just a couple of toes away) reaches into his coat pocket, pulls out a handful of pennies, and arms them to the lady. “Here’s 11 cents,” the fellow says, “keep your ass. ” “Hey, thanks,” the woman says, sarcasm additional tainting her already exhausted, raspy voice, “now i will circulation to fuckin’ Tahiti. ” the guy within the Armani swimsuit simply stares at her for a second. “Do you even comprehend the place Tahiti is? ” the woman shrugs, as though to claim, “Who cares? ” “Listen, I gave you that 11 cents so you’d pass away,” the guy says. “This is my nook. You’re siphoning off my attainable source of revenue. ” the woman stares at him, her head somewhat tilted to at least one facet, as though seeing him for the 1st time. “Hey, why the fuck’re you even right here? ” she says. I placed my pencil down and notion, Jesus, Dion’s gonna need to get a hold of an exceptional shtick to compete with those assclowns. I had self belief he may possibly do it, yet didn’t even trouble predicting how the shtick could present itself this time. After i stopped my pepperoni and feta cheese pizza, I took a bus again to Stephanie’s condominium. I needed to clarify to Stephanie that I now had no different position to stick. On best of that I gave her deal with to Dion, which intended the guy Who got here to Dinner could doubtless be sinking his roots down into her carpet very quickly. Exasperated, Stephanie still allowed me to sleep on her sofa that evening. Dion arrived the next day to come, yet i used to be at a celebration at the different aspect of city and wasn’t there whilst he aggressively attempted to manhandle Stephanie’s breasts in her kitchen. Stephanie used to be used to Dion’s drunken shenanigans and didn’t take the fumbling try too heavily. After shutting down his overtures, she pretended not anything had even occurred, then guaranteed Dion he may perhaps park his loss of life van alongside the lessen open air her house. This used to be the 1st time i used to be seeing Dion in individual on the grounds that the entire nonsense with the goggles had began virtually a 12 months prior to. He had replaced greatly. He’d grown a bad moustache that made him glance a bit like Chester the Molester—and the demise van wasn’t supporting his picture any. He took me out to the van and confirmed me the again of it, which gave the impression of the Punisher cellular in these previous surprise comedian books I used to learn again in highschool. He had every little thing again there one would have to stick with it a fruitful life, together with selfmade guns, canned meals, a scorching plate, paperback novels, a duplicate of the U. S. structure, an entire set of Tony Robbins subliminal self-help CDs, and hardcore porn. He additionally confirmed me a photo of what he appeared like a couple of days after leaving San Diego. The picture was once brilliant. He seemed like an Auschwitz victim—or worse. He appeared like a scarecrow who’d concurrently reduced in size melanoma, leukemia, and AIDS.

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