By D.H. Robbins

by the point Thomas Barragan was once an eight-year-old boy, his mom had instilled inside him the emotional foundations of the daughter she might have preferred.

Now as an grownup and a Reverend, his lady instincts have ate up him. As Chamelea, a “liberator of souls,” Thomas has built his expertise as a hypnotist and his calling as a guy of God to safe the belief of his girl sufferers. simply by LSD-laced Communion wafers, he hypnotizes his matters into committing suicide. As they die in his embody, he absorbs their souls to meet his compulsion to be a girl. it truly is his internal god's will for him.

The nascent forensic thoughts on hand in the course of the early 1960’s, which have been used to trace Chamelea’s killing direction, have been a ways from what they've got now develop into. Murders have been investigated via out of date sleuthing and the gumshoe intuitions of police Lt. Marty Cohansen and his former accomplice, deepest Detective Raymond Nealy.

“Chamelea” can also be the tale of the dysfunctional courting among the Reverend and his estranged twenty-year-old daughter, Regina. a couple of cultural occasions meander in the course of the heritage of the tale, together with the unofficial starting of the Vietnam struggle; AM radio song; the increase of The Beatles; the Ford Mustang and the 1964-65 long island World's reasonable.

"Chamelea" is a harsh and soaking up but heart-wrenching and provocative story.

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