Chicago's leading Homicide Detective, Judd Redding is on vacation at his birthplace of Vandalia Illinois where crime is almost non-existent.
This Chicago's leading Homicide Detective, Judd Redding is on vacation at his birthplace of Vandalia Illinois where crime is almost non-existent. This 1920's Chicago cop has been awarded numerous accommodations for solving some of the most horrendous crimes. He is deeming a hero and a legend in his hometown.
The already short-handed Fayette County Sheriff's Department, suddenly have more murders than felony crimes in the past fifty years. Redding reluctantly is recruited to assist the small department for his expertise in homicides. He is not prepared to make an arrest on the dubbed Vandalia's "Farmland Killer" just yet.
The quiet farming town has a couple of newcomers, an eyewitness, and a killer. Things become more intricate when Redding falls for Gloria St. Pierre, a wild, seductive typical 1920's flapper and witness to the murders. With the aid of Special Agent Eliot Ness, a young agent from the bureau, who helps keep Judd on track?
The French beauty is not the only distraction. Detective Redding's conservative investigation techniques are challenged while on the trail of a schizophrenic killer with multiple personalities.