While mining the Internet for prospective clients, Carl comes upon news clips of five separate suicides. He determines all were leaps from high places, all were gay men and all took place within 12 square blocks of each other in Downtown, Los Angeles. Economic hard times notwithstanding, even Carl could do the math… The proximity and timing of the suicides ruled out random coincidence.
Self-admonishingly, Carl takes the largely unbeaten path toward determining what and/or whom the suicide victims shared in-common. This path leads Carl through the “Throne rooms” of public and private Downtown power. Along the path, Carl briefly becomes a murder suspect when a longtime flame is found brutally slashed to death in her offices. Later, the murderer begins to stalk Carl. All the while, Carl must rely upon his own set of friends, Downtown, to survive.