by Adam ZendIn 1991 two stories intertwine. First as a series of murders in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Two forces partnered. Homicide detectives 'Donald Smith' a gay, preppie upper-class male and 'Angel Jones' a tough, street-savvy lesbian. Both tasked to solve the murders while trying to come to terms with their own self bigotry and the ruminations of Det. Smith's grandfather concerning 'Frank Turner' and his K-9 German shepherd 'Jack.'