The surreal tale of a poverty-stricken Dundalk kid's rise to become the only racing driver the great Ayrton Senna ever feared, and how it all went wrong from there. It's raw, passionate, and with Byrne's ability to tell it like it is, not for the faint-hearted. Peppered with dark humour and a cast of ridiculous characters, it is the antithesis of a fairytale, and it's all true.
Tommy Byrne was the 1980 Double British Formula Ford 1600 champion, the 1981 British Formula Ford 2000 champion and also the European Formula Ford 2000 champion. In 1982 - having also become British F3 champion - he entered F1, but by the following year had disappeared without trace. Mark Hughes is recognised as one of sport's top journalists. He has written a number of books on F1, including Icon's bestselling, critically-acclaimed Lewis Hamilton: The Full Story, and another of which won the 2005 Illustrated Sports Book of the Year award.