Sinatra's first film after a 10-year hiatus was a disappointing adaptation of author Lawrence Sanders incredibly popular novel. On the verge of retirement, New York City police detective Edward Delaney (Sinatra) becomes obsessed with tracking down a bizarre serial killer who uses a
mountain climber's ax on his victims. Delaney periodically interrupts his investigation for somber hospital visits with his terminally ill wife (Dunaway). Not even a finely tuned performance from Sinatra can pull this morose mystery out of the doldrums. Dunaway's considerable talents are wasted
here as she spends the entire film in a hospital bed, serving as a pity magnet. The solution t...