After performing military service, Kiley returns to his Alabama hometown and finds it even worse than when he left. Lying just across the state line from Columbus, Georgia, and that state's Ft. Benning, the town features prostitution, drugs, and crooked gambling, all under the control of
down-home crime czar Andrews, earning Phenix City the tag "wickedest city in the US." Kiley's father is elected attorney general on a reform ticket, and then is brutally murdered. Kiley accepts the job with the help of some angry citizens, and after trouble breaks out later, calls out the Alabama
National Guard. Despite warnings--such as the dumping of the corpse of a murdered blac...