Frank Iszak was a journalist at the apex of the Communist terror in Hungary when his article about the dissolution of a collective farm landed him in a uranium mine for "re-education." He escaped, but remained a fugitive within the heavily guarded borders of Hungary. In order to escape Hungary, he organized a boxing team and on their way to the regional championship, they diverted their domestic flight across the Iron Curtain. Condemned to death (in absentia), he received political asylum in the West and immigrated to the U.S. He worked as a chemist, publisher, public speaker, private investigator, and martial artist. Today, he teaches yoga in San Diego with his wife, Serpil.