Chris Chandler, a closeted California supreme court justice and an old friend of Henry's, has been murdered. The investigation is focused on Chris's younger lover, Zack, who turns to Henry for help. Devastated by his friend's death and traumatized by his own lover Josh's rapid descent towards death from AIDS, Henry isn't sure he wants to know what his investigation will ultimately reveal about Chris's double life. Michael Nava is the author of seven Henry Rios novels, five of which ("Goldenboy, Howtown, The Hidden Law, The Death of Friends," and "Rag and Bone") have been Lambda Literary Award winners. He is an attorney in private practice in San Francisco.