October 6, 1927 - On a quiet afternoon in Eden Park, Cincinnati, Imogene, a beautiful society lady, is shot and killed by her husband, the notorious bootlegger George Remus. After spending a quiet moment over the body, Remus returns to his car and directs his driver to the police station, where he turns himself in.
Shocked and fascinated by this horrible murder, the country gears up for a sensational trial. The man known as 'the king of the bootleggers' against Chief Prosecutor Charlie Taft, the youngest son of the former president. The facts are clear, the truth less so. What happened to Remus' $80 million fortune, which disappeared while he was imprisoned on a minor charge? Why did George Remus murder his wife, the blue-blooded beauty once known as the Jazz Bird, who had struggled to free him from prison? And what of Charles Dodge, the federal agent who pursued Remus with such zeal, only to become desperately entangled with his wife? Was the Jazz Bird at the center of this complicated love triangle or an innocent victim of circumstances beyond her control?