Nice boys don't get themselves murdered, certainly not by being executed in a Chicago warehouse the way high-school athletes Jake Goldstein and Frank Douglas did. But everybody who knew them insists that Jake, who owned a surprising cache of sex toys, and Frank, who dabbled in Satanism, were nice boys. So gay homicide detective Paul Turner and his partner, Buck Fenwick, have to sift through the false leads in a case that takes the normally staid Turner a lot closer to the edge than usualuntil he finds that the PC gay attitudes he subscribes to (no kids, no toys, no kinky stuff, no heterophobia) are facing their stiffest challenge yet. Paul's third procedural (Political Poison, 1993, etc.) features probably the most intense appearance this decent, middle-class cop will ever make.