The city's latest serial killer has got it in for priests, nuns, and other pious people, and the method of dispatching them is nasty: crucifixion. Detective Henry Smith, played by Andrew McCarthy, investigates the repulsively grisly crimes but his own moral crisis at home -- he and his wife (Jayne Heitmeyer) have a terminally ill daughter -- overtakes his emotions and complicates his investigation. The clock starts ticking once Smith's drifter brother (Sean Day Michael) becomes a suspect and the police want the case closed quickly. But when Smith discovers the real reason the cops want to shut the case in a hurry, the most unlikely of suspects emerges. Or is it Smith's fevered imagination?