Eating Smoke by Chris Thrall
One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland

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Chris Thrall left the Marines to find fortune in Hong Kong, but ended up homeless and addicted to crystal meth.

He began working for the 14K, a notorious Hong Kong crime syndicate, as a doorman in the Wan Chai nightclub district.

Dealing with psychosis, conspiracy and the 'Foreign Triad' -- a secretive expat clique that works with the Chinese gangs -- he had to survive in the world's most unforgiving city, addicted to the world's most dangerous drug ...

"This year's best book." -- Time Out Hong Kong

"Thrall uses such verve, enthusiasm and faultless comic timing that it is hard not to be swept along." -- South China Morning Post
 

About Chris Thrall

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Chris Thrall was born in Bromley. At 18, he joined the Royal Marine Commandos. Following active service in the Northern Ireland Conflict and training in Arctic warfare and survival, he earned his parachutist's 'wings' and went on to serve as part of a high-security detachment onboard an aircraft carrier. In 1995, Chris moved to Hong Kong to oversee the expansion of a successful network-marketing operation he'd built part-time while serving in the Forces. Less than a year later, he was homeless, hooked on crystal methamphetamine and working for the triads.
 
Published September 15, 2011 by Blacksmith Books. 419 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime. Non-fiction

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