Seattle gay art gallery owner Horton Lendland is definitely dead, and it wasn't just a wienie roast! The suspects are legion: a hustler, two business partners, the best friend, the once-successful painter, the Catholic priest, sundry street urchins, the gay bar owner, the S&M crowd, the American Indian, and the teacher accused of pederasty. Trouble is, the Seattle P.D.'s too busy chasing serial killers to spare anyone but the young, inexperienced Detective Cord Maxwell.
As Maxwell tries to penetrate the reefs of the local gay community, the tension mounts. Who killed Horton Lendland?