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Chris Thrall

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Chris Thrall is a former Royal Marines Commando and author of the bestselling memoir Eating Smoke, his experience of crystal meth addiction while working for the Hong Kong triads. A qualified pilot and skydiver, Chris has backpacked throughout all seven continents, worked with street children in Mozambique, driven aid workers from Norway to India and back by coach, and scuba dived with leopard seals in Antarctica. He lives in Plymouth, England, and plans to continue adventuring, charity work and writing.

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Chris Thrall The fame, the money, the love life, only having to work thirty minutes each day, and smashing up sports cars.
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My name’s Chris Thrall. I’m an author, adventurer and former Royal Marines Commando. I’ve explored eighty countries on seven continents and backpacked through all of North, South and Central America. I’ve caught piranhas in the Amazon, swum with bull sharks in Belize, set a world record fire walking and driven a bus from Norway to India and back for charity. I’m a qualified pilot...

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Description: One Man's Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland

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“Now, I don’t think I’m a stupid guy. I’m just an average guy who does
stupid things.”
Chris Thrall, Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent Into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland

“The clown was an evil one. They’re either good or bad, and this one was definitely the latter.”
Chris Thrall, Eating Smoke: One Man's Descent Into Crystal Meth Psychosis in Hong Kong's Triad Heartland

“He puffed out his pigeon chest and waddled across the room towards me. With his feet pointing outwards, he looked like a fat duck with a grievance.”
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Chris Thrall Maria wrote: "Thank you for being my Goodreads friend."

Thank you too, Maria! Let me know if you'd like a review copy of my latest book (Kindle version). All the best, Chris


message 5: by Maria

Maria Lynch Thank you for being my Goodreads friend.


message 4: by Chris

Chris Thrall Excellent Tom. Good luck with everything! Thank you and ny best Chris


Veronica Dale Thank you for befriending me. No big adventures to compare: I haven't dived with leopard seals, but love listening to the leopard frogs in my pond. I did touch a grey whale calf off the coast of Baja though. The rest of my adventures take place in the guise of my dark fantasy characters!
---Veronica Dale (Blood Seed and Night Cruiser: Short Stories about Creepy, Amusing or Spiritual Encounters with the Shadow


message 2: by Chris

Chris Thrall Tom wrote: "Hi Chris,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom"


Hey Tom!

Apologies, I can't remember if I replied to your message. It's great to meet you.

My best - Chris


message 1: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Chris,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


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