When Officer Ralph Mulino shot and killed an armed man one night he hadn’t known the man was a cop. Neither did he know that by time the scene was investigated that cops weapon would’ve disappeared and that he would then be accused of shooting an unarmed man. Leonard Mitchell, head of the Department to Investigate Misconduct and Corruption is tasked with investigating Mulino. As he digs deeper into the story he begins to uncover something deeper and more sinister. He must find a way to uncover the truth without tipping off the wrong people.
The Big Fear is a tense thriller. It a time where police involved shootings and accused misconduct seems to be regularly on the news, this story feels especially timely. While it doesn’t deal with the issue of minority victims, it still plays with the idea of corruption within law enforcement.