Nick Bancroft uncovers a web of corruption when his young friend is gruesomely murdered.
Nick Bancroft uncovers a web of corruption when his young protégé is gruesomely murdered. Bancroft, a Chicago journalist, has returned to his hometown, Central City, Illinois. His peaceful, nonproductive existence is disrupted by his stormy love affair with Maggie Atley. Add to that the life-threatening complications that follow when Bobby Scalf's body is found in an alley with a spike in the temple. Nick becomes a suspect when the second murder is discovered.
Bobby Sclalf is found with a spike driven into his temple.