This well-acted but routine police procedural, about a serial killer cutting a bloody swath through Los Angeles, starts off promisingly, with Police Chief John Maglia (John Saxon) berating skilled detective Lewis (Jeff Kober) for harassing prime suspect Lex Parker (Tom Hodges),
who--through his lawyer, Eric Greene (Don Stark)--has sued the department for false arrest and for Lewis's overzealous methods. Lex was arrested but released after the fourth sex-mutilation murder; more have now occurred, although the killer has begun to leave a baby doll in the arms of his
slashed and strangled victims. Lewis is still convinced Lex is guilty, and beats him up, much to the c...