Billy Montgomery is a Loyalist street fighter on the run from the Northern Ireland police. He is lying low in Thailand. A series of brawls and one-night stands helps put his troubles out of mind. But in the aftermath of a drug-fuelled full-moon party, Billy comes face-to-face with his past. Hilarious and confronting.
Beautiful beaches, sexy young backpackers, cheap drinks- southern Thailand in the mid-1990s is the perfect place for a holiday. It's also the perfect place for Billy - Loyalist hard man, NO SURRENDER chest tattoo, on the run from the Belfast police - to lie low. He's turning away from a life of crime, but isn't sure where to go. A series of fights and one-night stands helps put his troubles out of mind for a while. But when Billy ends up in a Buddhist retreat he learns that no matter how far you travel, your past will always catch up with you. A heady ride of sex, drugs and bar-room brawls, A Tiger in Eden is a raucous debut novel in the anti-tradition of Trainspotting and The Beach.