Just as the first signs of spring appear, the mayor of a quirky Quebec village, nestled in the Laurentians north of Montreal, drops dead during the St. Patrick’s Day party at the local Irish pub. It looks like murder, but who did it? And why? The town’s former police chief Arnie Forester — pushed into retirement when Quebec’s provincial cops took over policing Saint-Patrice — is determined to solve the crime. His list of suspects grows as he uncovers corruption and conflict amongst a colorful cast of town characters. With the investigation underway, Arnie’s middle-aged son Rodger falls for the beautiful woman newly sworn in as the mayor’s replacement. But she appears to have much to gain from the untimely death of her mentor. When the provincial authorities suddenly finger a surprise suspect, the matter becomes really personal and Arnie has to find the true killer before it’s too late.