His reward for doing his job well in New York City was the slaughter of his wife and children. Now all he wants is to join them. As Russo puts it, ''If you want to get clipped, Richmond seems like the right place.'' But Fate has something else in store for him - a second chance - a beautiful lover and a reason to live.
The Richmond Chief of Police asks for Russo's help on a corrupt scheme conceived by the members of the City Council, who are hell bent on building a new, larger baseball stadium in one of the most historic parts of the city a city the Chief dearly loves.