A convoluted crime drama with Lancaster as a former police detective imprisoned for the murder of his wife's lover. After his stretch behind bars, Lancaster is released into the custody of sexy parole officer Clark. He is given a place to stay by friends Mitchell and Lorring, and he finds
a job at a nearby university as a night watchman. He again finds himself surrounded by murder, however, when a student, Bach, is found dead. Suspicion falls on Tyner, a janitor with an uneasy religious fervor. Lancaster is unconvinced by the hasty accusations made by sheriff Yulin and sets out to
find the real killer. He digs deeper and deeper, opening up a complex mix of blackmai...