When Detective Chris Rogan is blown to bits by a car bomb in Bay City, Chief
Hunter assures the widow that the BCPD will do everything in their power to bring the killer
to justice. But a week later they haven't uncovered a single clue - it's as if they are
sweeping Rogan's murder under the rug... they way they sweep the gang violence in old
town under the rug. Usually when a cop is killed, the entire force goes on the war path...
Why is this case different?
Maddy Rogan asks her dead husband's partner, Jim Wooley, and discovers that
Rogan was under investigation from Internal Affairs. He was the most corrupt cop on the
force. Maddy can't believe it. How could the nice guy she married be a bad guy?
Maddy decides to leave her peaceful suburban neighborhood to clear her dead
husband's name. Using inside information from Wooley she tracks Chris' final days,
searching for the identity of his killer. The trail leads her into the dark alleys of gang-infested old town, where she must gain the trust of gang leader Pike to survive. Grieving
widow by day, gang-girl by night, Maddy discovers a link between the gang violence and
real estate mogul Elliott McBain's redevelopment plans for old town. Re-inventing herself
as a society woman, Maddy infiltrates McBain's inner circle and uncovers a conspiracy
that reaches to the highest level of city government... and the identity of the assassin who
murdered her husband. The conspiracy has underestimated Rogan's wife.
Maddy discovers that Rogan wasn't the most corrupt cop on the force - he was the
most honest cop on the force - the "Serpico" who was about to go public and bring down
the conspiracy. But who do you go to when the entire police force is corrupt?
Maddy decides the only answer is to take the law into her own hands... to re-invent
herself as an engine of destruction and bring down the conspiracy.
ROGAN'S WIFE by William C. Martell
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I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed my work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 I had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals.