AN AUTHOR from Chislehurst’s debut novel about a planned terrorist attack at the 2012 Olympics has caused a stir worldwide, with US President Barack Obama said to have a copy.

David Albert’s fast-paced thriller, Chameleon: 2012, has gathered rave reviews and sold fast in hardback, paperback and on Kindle since it was published in January.

The 61-year-old former international banker said: “I have been taken aback by the response, seeing as it’s my debut novel.

“We were recently told that Barack Obama has a copy. We got feedback from someone in the government. I was amazed.”

Mr Albert is now writing a follow-up to Chameleon: 2012, which is the first installment of his Tentacle trilogy.

Chameleon: 2012 is available in book shops and online now.