As an update to our earlier preview of Eating Smoke, Chris Thrall’s memoir of a crazy year spent living on the edge in Hong Kong, Chris has now been interviewed by Time Out.

So Chris, how much contact did you really have with the triads?

I had contact with them every day. One of my fellow doormen was a 6’7” assassin that used to be smuggled into China to do a hit on someone and smuggled back into Hong Kong. So from that perspective I was quite up close and personal. I won’t give too much away in regard to my own involvement; I think that would ruin it for the reader. It was a phenomenal insight into the underworld. It could be incredibly traumatic.

Read the full story at Time Out Hong Kong.