When a male stripper is found dead in the park, in-the-closet Atlanta police sergeant Kendall Parker is assigned to find the killer. The crime is politically sensitive and elections are just around the corner, so the powers that be want Parker to railroad a street kid with a drug problem and AIDS. He knows it isn't right, but the kid makes his job finding the real murderer any easier when he attacks another cop investigating the crime. A local blue blood family and a popular politician add red herrings to the search, and on top of that Parker is fighting to keep his own sexuality a secret so he doesn't find himself persona non grata in the police force.
A reliable work of crime fiction and certainly an enjoyable read with distinct characters and more than enough typical crime story intrigue with lots of hypocrite comeuppance and pretty boys decorating the set.