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Thunder of the City

Survival on the city streets of Baltimore depends on toughness, respect gained, and loyalty to each other. Fuzzy Duncan has all these ingredients and emerges as the leader of a large gang in East Baltimore. In his new role, Fuzzy must control the Polish, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Russian neighborhoods. He, along with his right arm lieutenant, Bob O are determined to change the image of the gang from one of violence to one of the neighborhood guardians. The key issue for all gang members is making money, so Duncan turns to his old Little Italy boss friend who provides a moneymaking opportunity for the gang. As he has continued his pursuit of an athletic scholarship by great performances on the field, serious injuries darken his hope. Duncan is greatly shaken by a terrible major accident that may take the life of his longtime adviser.

Along the way, Fuzzy meets several girls, who he really cares about, and one steals his heart even though he has not been truthful. Duncan is highly respected and feared in East Baltimore, and the neighborhood people love him for the protection his gang provides. Fuzzy's gang has their ups and downs with the police, but he eventually befriends two Baltimore City police captains and is honored by the city. As Fuzzy Duncan hits roadblock after roadblock, he is determined to fly beyond his troubled life and meet his goal of achieving a college education. Can he make it?

--Louis Tabor

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