Chris Thrall’s Eating Smoke, his memoir of a wild year spent in the gritty underbelly of Hong Kong — a true story of drugs, crime and psychosis —  is now on the shelves of local bookshops!

Chris Thrall left the Royal Marines to find his fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless and hooked on crystal meth. Soon he began working for the 14K, Hong Kong’s largest crime family, as a doorman in one of their nightclubs in the Wan Chai red-light district.

Dealing with violence, psychosis and the ‘foreign triad’ – a secretive expat clique which, unbeknown to the world, works hand-in-hand with the Chinese mafia – he had to survive in the world’s most unforgiving city, addicted to the world’s most dangerous drug.

Over the past few months, Eating Smoke became the most popular pre-release book ever on Facebook, with over 14,000 fans. If you haven’t yet seen the fan page, take a look here.

You can read an excerpt of the book on our website. Chris has now made a trailer, and it’s up on Youtube. Watch below!