Despite having an interesting cast in a seamy mix of kinky sex, violence, dirty politics and dark family secrets, TRACES OF RED loses its bite in a messy pile of subplots.
Palm Beach homicide detective Jack Dobson (James Belushi) is investigating a series of grisly serial killings with partner Steve Frayn (Tony Goldwyn). Before the first killing, of a call girl, Dobson had witnessed the woman's pimp going up to her hotel room only minutes before the body was
discovered. During the pimp's trial for the murder, at which Dobson testifies, he receives a threatening note printed by a computer printer with distinctive lettering flaws and sealed with a "kiss" made by a...