It's 1948, and Tom Spellacy is a formerly corrupt Los Angeles police detective who is investigating two murders: One of a priest who died in a house of prostitution, and the other of a woman found dead in a park. During his investigation, Tom discovers a web of corruption that involves prostitution, pornography, the police department, and the local Catholic Church. Tom's brother Monsignor Des Spellacy has been dealing with a dishonest contractor who he hopes will help finance the expansion of his church. Tom has to deal with his brother's questionable ethical decisions while trying to solve the two murders.


Ulu Grosbard


Joan Didion