Maverick House Acquires Rights To Drug Memoir

Maverick House has acquired the Irish, British, Australian, New Zealand and South African rights to Eating Smoke by Chris Thrall.

The book was acquired from Hong Kong based Blacksmith Books, an independent English language publisher led by Pete Spurrier, who are due to publish the title in Asia in July 2011.

The book covers the time after ‘Chris left the Royal Marines to find fortune in Hong Kong, but instead found himself homeless, hooked on crystal meth and working for the 14K, Hong Kong’s largest crime family, as a doorman in the Wanchai red-light district. Dealing with violence, psychosis and the ‘Foreign Triad’ – a secretive expat clique that unbeknown to the world works hand-in-hand with the Chinese syndicates – he had to survive in the world’s most unforgiving city, addicted to the world’s most dangerous drug.’

Eating Smoke will be published by Maverick House as a trade paperback in October. Thrall has a websiteFacebook page and Twitter account.