It’s April 1980 in San Antonio’s historic King William enclave. Jackie Armand’s easy caseload allows him to fix up his dilapidated Victorian and romance his handsome upstairs tenant while steering clear of the venomous local press. But when a wealthy neighbor is killed the morning after a fundraiser and police railroad the man’s boyfriend for the crime, Jackie reluctantly agrees to represent the suspect. Three days later, his new client dies in a suspicious accident.
San Antonio is always ten years behind, the locals say, and for gay SA, make that twenty, a lesson Jack watched his crusading father learn the hard way.
With the help of investigator Edith “Bubby” Esparza, Jackie uncovers a trail of stolen inheritances leading to a newspaper dynasty that preys on closeted citizens. As he closes in on the truth, a surprise beneficiary of the victim’s estate surfaces, then disappears. Now Jackie and Bubby are in a race to take down the infamous clan before they turn Jackie into front-page news, too – dead or alive.
#RIYL Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Velvet Was the Night, More Than You’ll Ever Know