Mark Beecher is still recovering from his abduction on Barbados. He and his boyfriend, FBI Special Agent Aaron Pearce, have a lot to process due to those traumatic events, and in the months since, both have experienced accomplishments and setbacks.When a case in Detroit calls Pearce back to the city where the two met, he grudgingly leaves Mark on his own. The case involves the murders of four gay men, all strangled, and all with a note in one hand. These notes contain clues that point to a case from Pearces past, and proves what he already fears: Robert Morgan, terrorist mole within the FBI and Pearces former lover, has invited Pearce back to Detroit to finish things between them.With Pearce gone, Mark focuses on his recovery, a process that accelerates once he sees a news report from Detroit and realizes the toll this new case is taking on Pearce. Mark decides its time to stop letting fear control his life. He will join Pearce in Detroit, and together they will stop Morgan once and for all.