The Making of a Detective(amazon)
Harvey Rachlin (View Bio)
Hardcover: W. W. Norton & Co., 1995.
"True-crime fans who remember Rachlin's MAKING OF A COP (1991) will line up for this book, which follows Dave Carbone from the 1986 interview by which he qualified for the NYPD Detective Bureau through two years spent investigating robberies in Brooklyn's 90th Precinct, and then a longer stint working major felonies (mainly homicides) in that borough's notorious 75th Precinct.... Rachlin spent hours with Carbone and his colleagues and researched Carbone's background by reviewing police files and interviewing family members and coworkers. The title defines Rachlin's focus: he offers lots of sordid but fascinating details on cases Carbone handled, but his central concern is what the ambitious young hotshot from Nassau County learned and how the 'active' young street cop changed in the process of becoming a skilled detective and, ultimately, a respected homicide specialist." — Booklist