Jim Defilippi

Forty Steps to Old Sparky

The Doom-fated Life of Trigger Burke



“Forty Steps to Old Sparky: The Doom-fated Life of Trigger Burke” by Jim Defilippi is a haunting true crime narrative that traces Trigger’s journey from the unforgiving streets to death row. It delves into his choices, inner struggles, and the complex nature of justice, in a thought-provoking and gripping read.

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“Forty Steps to Old Sparky: The Doom-fated Life of Trigger Burke” is a gripping and haunting true story that delves deep into the life and ultimate downfall of a notorious criminal, Trigger Burke. Written by acclaimed author Jim Defilippi, this book takes readers on a journey through the dark underbelly of crime, justice, and the human spirit.

Trigger Burke, a charismatic yet deeply flawed individual, grows up in the unforgiving streets of a gritty metropolis. From an early age, his life is marked by violence, poverty, and desperation. Despite the cards stacked against him, Trigger possesses an uncanny ability to navigate the treacherous world of crime, drawing the attention of both law enforcement and the criminal underworld.

As the narrative unfolds, Defilippi masterfully traces Trigger’s path from petty crimes to more sinister and high-stakes endeavors. With vivid prose, he vividly paints the picture of a man caught in a web of deceit and betrayal, making choices that lead him down an inevitable path to incarceration.

“Forty Steps to Old Sparky” refers to the harrowing journey taken by Trigger Burke as he faces his ultimate fate on death row. The book explores Trigger’s inner struggles, his relationships with those around him, and the choices he made along the way. Defilippi masterfully captures the complex emotions and moral dilemmas faced by both Trigger and those tasked with seeking justice.

Through meticulous research and interviews, Jim Defilippi uncovers the human behind the hardened criminal, offering a compassionate and thought-provoking exploration of the factors that shape a person’s life. With each turn of the page, readers are confronted with uncomfortable questions about the nature of justice, redemption, and the frailty of the human condition.

“Forty Steps to Old Sparky” is a meticulously crafted work of non-fiction that transcends the boundaries of a traditional true crime narrative. It challenges readers to examine their own notions of right and wrong while presenting an unflinching account of one man’s struggle for survival and the harsh consequences of his actions.

For fans of true crime, gripping storytelling, and probing examinations of the human psyche, “Forty Steps to Old Sparky: The Doom-fated Life of Trigger Burke” offers an enthralling and unforgettable reading experience.

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Weight 0.420 g
Dimensions 23 × 15.3 cm