"'Lenny McLean had the braun, Dave Courtney had the charm, but Geoff Thompson is in a class of his own.' FHM '...it's Trainspotting time all over again. Or maybe make that Clockwork Orange time again.' BRITISH FILM magazine review of Clubbed"
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From the Publisher
This is Geoff Thompson's finest book to date.
Watch My Back is the story of one mans search for courage.
Depressed, bullied, intimidated by life and indoctrinated to believe that this was his lot, Geoff Thompson, on the verge of a breakdown, decided to fight back. In a bid to confront his fears, he took a job as a bouncer in one of Britains roughest nightclubs. His life was never to be the same again.
Over the next ten years, and after being involved in hundreds of brutal and bloody fights that left two of his friends murdered and many more in prison, the bullied 11 stone youth turned himself into a fearsome fighting machine with an unparalleled reputation as a knockout specialist. Seduced by beautiful women, attacked by maniacs with knives, guns (and a pair of garden shears), chased and locked up by the police and sought after by top establishments to clean up their clubs, Geoff reached the top of his trade and became addicted to violence.
Then it all changed.
After being stabbed, glassed and nearly killed in a gang attack, and almost killing one of his attackers in a savage car park match-fight, he was forced to reassess his relationship with violence. After writing down his experiences in an effort to exorcise his demons, Geoff discovered a flair for writing. Within a few short years his work found a cult following all over the world.
This is the story of an ordinary man who faced his fears and took himself from bedsit to bestseller but very nearly got killed on the way.