Forty Steps to Old Sparky: The Doom-fated Life of Trigger Burke (Paperback)
FORTY STEPS TO OLD SPARKY is unique, a book like no other, a white-hot scramble of true crime, biography, and social commentary. Elmer "Trigger" Burke was a gangland assassin of America's 1940s and 1950s. He was executed in Sing Sing's electric chair on January 9, 1958. Each chapter of this book draws Burke closer to his state-sanctioned death, and draws the reader into a total, terrifying emersion.