The story is set in Cyprus, Syria, Iraq, and briefly Australia. For Scot Wallace, there seems no end to the demands and threats of a wild card in Saddam Hussein’s leadership pack. Even the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq provides no respite for Wallace, a Cyprus-based import-export trader. Against all odds, the wild card – a senior Iraqi bureaucrat – survives purges by the Americans and the new Iraqi administration. Then, out of the blue, Wallace is contacted by Baghdad’s feared and dreaded Interior Ministry. Against better judgment he meets the wild card, The Baghdad Chameleon, and problems begin. “David Balderstone’s ‘The Baghdad Chameleon’ is a gripping novel that entwines power and politics and longing and lust into a diplomatic whodunit” – Helene Chung, author of Chong China Girl Caviv Balderstone has lived and worked in the Middle East as a writer, newspaper journalist and broadcaster. He was the Middle East correspondent of The Age, Melbourne for six years. He was also worked for The Times, London, Radio Australia, and The Bulletin. Now living in Australia, he continues to visit the Middle East regularly.