Mortal Men is a novel about paramedics in Hartford, Connecticut in the 1990s when a gang war was raging in the city. It is a work of fiction. Here is the official description:
Paramedic Troy Johnson battles trauma and sickness on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut. When a fellow medic is shot responding to a 911 call, a grief-stricken Troy vows to avenge his friend, while struggling to come to grips with his own mortality.
Mortal Men examines the ancient bonding between friends and partners who count on each other to make it safely home. Written by veteran paramedic Peter Canning, author of the acclaimed Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine and Rescue 471: A Paramedic’s Stories, Mortal Men provides a rare view into the real-life world of street medicine and into the lives of the men and women who fight its battles.