Drawing from his experience as a paramedic in Harlem, the author takes us on a gritty ride through the squalid backstreets of NYC circa 1990. Through his main character Frank, a paramedic, Mr. Burke relates life through ambulance calls with gruesome clarity and realism.

Death and Dying: The Widower Effect

A new study by Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania reports that people who have lost a spouse within the last 30 days are significantly more likely to die. The study followed more than 518,000 couples older than 65.