From slum to splendor, hermit to hero, Buddy endured and survived. "Fists of Steel...Heart of Gold" is an interesting, thought-provoking and exciting adventure novel. It is about the changing life of Buddy Brannigan, an aging boxer who dreams about becoming a mountain man but seems to be destined to the slums of Chicago. Buddy gets a chance to fulfill that dream and live in the Rocky Mountains. Buddy winds up with far more than he bargained for! Instead of a life of leisure in the Colorado wilderness, Buddy finds himself involved with angry forest rangers, in an airplane crash, fighting a raging river, and battling international terrorists who intend to pull of the most daring terrorism ever ... nuclear terrorism.