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|Production number: 17016|
First aired: 23 February 2007
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When the publisher of a controversial crime novel is murdered, the evidence points to a murderer who previously eluded McCoy's efforts at prosecution.
- Jesse L. Martin as Detective Ed Green
- Milena Govich as Detective Nina Cassady
- S. Epatha Merkerson as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
- Sam Waterston as Executive A.D.A. Jack McCoy
- Alana De La Garza as A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
- Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. Arthur Branch
- Mario Van Peebles as Defense Attorney Carsley
- Christopher Denham as Gerald Stockwell
- Kelly Hutchinson as Lydia Neville
- Damian Young as Judge Stephen Emerton
- Dennis Cockrum as Don Lampard
- Louis Vanaria as Todd Dawson
- Bobby Cannavale as J.P. Lange
- Celia Keenan-Bolger as Elaine Fowler
- Marya Grandy as Judge Brenda Scalisi
- Craig Mathers as Dean Savitsky
- Diana Ruppe as Sarah Dooley
- Paul Jason Green as Maitre D'
- Brian Hyman as Computer Technician Stubbs
- Joel Garland as Mickey Scertza
- David Matranga as Peter Giggs
- Jeff Skowron as Reporter #1
- Sonya Tsuchigane as Reporter #2
- Charles Everett Broach as Court Clerk
- Patrena Murray as Jury Foreperson
- Charles Everett as Court Clerk
- Peter Conboy as NYPD Officer (uncredited)
- Marisa Kinsey as Member of the Gallery (uncredited)
- Joe Mancini as Juror (uncredited)
- Arthur Branch: Convince me that this is not colored by your history with Lange.
- Jack McCoy: I want to convict him, Arthur. This coincides nicely with the fact that he's guilty.
- Nina Cassady (to J.P. Lang): Well, this isn't exactly the prison you belong in now, is it?
- J.P. Lang: Your partner's got some mouth on her.
- Jack McCoy: Quite a writer's retreat. I don't think it took Tolstoy half that long to crank out "War and Peace".
- J.P. Lang: There's nothing in that book she needed to be concerned about.
- Jack McCoy: Really? Don't you confess to the murder of your wife?
Background information and notes
- This episode was inspired by the controversy surrounding O.J. Simpson's proposed book, If I Did It, and his subsequent conviction of robbery & other charges EXACTLY 13 years after his acquittal of murder.
Episode scene cards
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