Taming the Tiger: From the Depths of Hell to the Heights of Glory by Tony Anthony
From the depths of hell in Cyprus's notorious Nicosia Central Prison, all might have been lost but for the visits of a stranger... Tony Anthony knew no fear. Three times World Kung Fu Champion, he was self-assured, powerful and at the pinnacle of his art. An extraordinary career awaited him. Working in the higher echelons of close protection security, he travelled the globe, guarding some of the world's wealthiest, most powerful and influential people. This fast paced, compelling and at times, chilling account, is Tony's deeply moving true story. More extraordinary than fantasy, more remarkable than fiction, this blockbusting read almost defies belief. With fascinating insight into China's martial arts, and the knife-edge adrenaline highs of the bodyguard lifestyle, it documents the personal tragedy that turned a 'disciple of enlightenment' into a bloodthirsty, violent man.