Chris Thrall is author of the best-selling memoir "Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland"

"...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