Was it murder? Suicide? Or did Owen Taylor vanish to avoid prosecution for rape? Everyone had their own idea, but the only note he left behind was sent to his nephew, Jacob Blaine, in Denmark ... which was made no sense, because Owen knew Jake was currently living in the States.
Of course, this happened at the worst possible time for Jake. He was helping his lover, Antony, fight a bogus criminal charge; his estranged, anti-gay mother was battling cancer; his dream job in Copenhagen wanted him to return - now; and ... worst of all ... Antony was pushing him away. It was tearing him apart.
But Uncle Owen had backed him up through some rough times, so Jake made what he thought would be a short trip to Palm Springs, to see if he could find out what happened. He re-connected with Dion, his first true love, and then he discovered other men had also vanished. On top of that, an organization called PSALMS was spreading hatred and distrust of the gay community as part of their plan to roll back gay rights.
The more Jake investigated his uncle's disappearance, the more he found lies, deceit and treachery by members of the police force, people in the DA's office, and even some of Owen's friends. And behind it all was someone who would do stop at nothing to keep their true motives hidden ...