SOURCE: Author Alan Sakowitz

April 12, 2011 08:40 ET

Miles Away...Worlds Apart Author Featured on Investigation Discovery's Newest Crime Series

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Miles Away...Worlds Apart, the incredible true story of Alan Sakowitz, a whistleblower of a Madoff-like Ponzi scheme, was awarded the bronze medal in the memoirs' category of the 2011 Axiom Business Book Awards, which celebrates the innovative, intelligent, and creative aspects of the books that make us think, see, and work differently every day.

Also, the story is so spellbinding, that Alan Sakowitz, author of the award winning book will be featured on the Investigation Discovery new national crime series, True Crime with Aphrodite Jones. The segment airs April 21, 2011 at 10 PM EDT.

In Miles Away...Worlds Apart, Alan Sakowitz, a real estate developer and attorney, takes the reader to the scene of the largest fraud in the history of South Florida and explains step by step how he recognized the massive Ponzi scheme and what he did to protect the public.

"There was no choice," said Sakowitz. "It was clear to me that other people would be harmed if I did nothing. I was not going to stand by without doing everything I could to prevent that from happening."

The producer of Investigation Discovery read Alan Sakowitz's remarkable story in Miles Away...Worlds Apart to gain an authentic account of the Rothstein Ponzi scheme. The producer also used Alan Sakowitz for his inside account of how the scheme worked and to understand how Sakowitz detected it -- and why he reported it to the FBI. With Sakowitz on the set, the April 21st episode of True Crime will definitely have you on the edge of your seat!

Alan Sakowitz is an attorney with an LL.M. in Federal Taxation. He has taught courses in law and lectured on a variety of topics, and he is a seasoned negotiator and business consultant. Sakowitz lives with his wife Leah and their five children in the North Miami Beach area, the actual neighborhood featured in Miles Away... Worlds Apart.

For more information about author, Alan Sakowitz and Miles Away...Worlds Apart, please visit the author's website: www.LegacySeriesPress.com. To view the book trailer go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSzq12koYG0. Miles Away...Worlds Apart is available at amazon.com.