A police detective who is rejoining the force after being forced to take time away, now hass to investigate the murder of his friend who was a judge. Early evidence hints that it might have been a woman who did the shooting, but the commissioner thinks the important evidence points to a political rival. Following a lead, the detective takes the widow to investigate a cabin at the lake. A body is found that changes everything. It’s the suspected political rival.
On returning to town the commissioner still isn’t told about the body, and claims the suspect has just now filed his admission of guilt. Is the commissioner in on the murder, or is he being lied to by someone? Not sure who to trust, our rogue detective takes a different angle on finding his lead. A dame at a nightclub has been identified as a person of interest. Did she have good reason to want the judge dead?
Things begin to go badly,, and the cards are layed on the table with the commissioner. The cops close in on the dame, and a tense scene with drawn guns blaze before asking questions. Have the cops got their killer? Maybe, but something doesn’t add up. In a disappointing closing scene the true killer is identified, but justice is left to the imagination.