The film itself is based on the Case The Red Lipstick Murder from the Game La Noire.
Following a very public fight with her husband, Celine Henry, renowned for both her skills as an aviator and her beauty, has been killed. After being abducted for several days, her husband returned from sleeping in a motel for a few days to find her left dead in her on suite bathroom in their mansion. The body was brutally beaten and mutilated, a footprint can be seen on her stomach. A scornful message is etched onto the wall in her own red lipstick. Newly promoted homicide detectives, Cole and Galloway are assigned to the case, the most recent in a string of shocking serial killings.