The documented drama of an actual crime. Travel step by step through a case from actual police files.
Joe Friday and Ben Romero work the Homicide detail. Chief Ed Backstrand sends Joe and Ben on the case of a double murder. At the crime scene the brutal scene is investigated, and the murder weapon seems to be a red brick. Working with the crime lab technicians, Joe gathers all the evidence he can. Will it be enough?
Through interviews of neighbors, and family members, Joe tries to locate the killer. Is he a psychopath? The profile of the killer begins to emerge through talking with the various witnesses. The cops set about the task of tightening up their dragnet and closing in on their suspect.
Still, it takes days for results to creep in. Every market is checked, no stone left unturned, and the only sure thing is that the killer is somewhere within the police blockade. It comes down to the last city block, to the last apartment building, and a foot race ensues to run down the killer in the streets.