"The Times and Trials of a Man Called Buddy" is an interesting, heartwarming 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 fulfil 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, an airplane crash, fighting a raging river, and battling international terrorists who intend to pull of the most daring terrorist ever... nuclear warfare.