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July 2007 , Page 46 

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Book Reviews

By Ephraim Margolin; Thomas F. Liotti

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Flake — The Trial of a Cop

By Hugh Anthony Levine
Xlibris Corp. (2006)
Reviewed by Ephraim Margolin

Flake — The Trial of a Cop is a true crime story told by a prosecutor. It is based on the records and files of the New York District Attorney’s Office and official court reporter’s transcripts of the trial in People v. Ehrlich, and it is seasoned by recollections of the author. The story features real characters whose names, according to the author, were not changed (with one exception). At a mere 124 pages, the book can be read in a couple of hours. How many good books containing the reminiscences of a prosecutor have you read recently?

Hugh Anthony Levine was an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. He joined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office when he graduated from Columbia Law School in the 1970s. After prosecuting crimes in New York and San Francisco, including some well-known cases, he became a criminal defense attorney in 1984. Flake is his fi

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