Chief Sam Jenkins learns of an illegal card game and the sale of moonshine at the Iron Skillet restaurant and decides to raid the premises. Police confiscate untaxed liquor, cash proceeds, and a revolver. That looked straight forward until a firearms examiner links the confiscated handgun to an unsolved homicide.
Wayne Zurl's noir-esque tale of murder and deceit is propelled by a unique cast of provincial New York toughs, and actor Christopher Grayvill gives each a distinct and colorful voice, whether it's crime boss Audie Blevins with his southern drawl, the streetwise Brooklyn investigator Sam Jenkins, or the sharp-tongued, flirtatious Police Sergeant Betty Betts. An investigation of petty gambler and restaurant owner Blevins arouses the suspicions of small town Police Chief Jenkins. Gallons of moonshine and a smoking gun suggest there's more than mere card dealing going on at the Iron Skillet restaurant. Blevins' family secrets and corrupt political connections provide a foil for the cocksure Jenkins, who must navigate through myriad twists and turns in this fast-paced whodunit mystery.
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