Chris Thrall was born in Bromley,
England. 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
Asia-Pacific 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 14K, Hong Kong's largest
triad crime family, as a doorman in Wanchai's infamous red-light district.
Eating Smoke, a humorous yet deeply moving
book, is his account of what happened.
Books by Chris Thrall
Eating Smoke: One man’s descent into drug psychosis in Hong
Kong’s triad heartland