1924. In a small, southern town of Delano, a series of unsolved murders threatens the delicate balance between the powerful and the powerless. Charlton Heston stars as Hugh Holmes, local politico and kingmaker, whose net of power looms over Delano. Nothing happens in Delano without his knowledge. Years pass and successive police chiefs hold office. The mysterious unsolved crimes have been swept under the carpet. But in 1962, the day of reckoning draws near as Billy Dee Williams, (Tyler Watts) Delano's first black police chief, becomes intrigued by the old case and dark shadow it casts over the town. Despite threats, he perseveres to ultimately uncover the scandalous secret behind the forty year old mystery.