Jack Walden, "Wal," has it bad for Marco, the talented, sexy auto mechanic-slash-vintage car restorer he had a brief relationship with. So bad that he regularly fakes car damage just to have an excuse to be around the man. Wal can't muster the courage to tell Marco how he feels and that he wants another chance, even though watching Marco date drives him crazy with jealousy.
Marco Costa has tried getting over Wal by getting under other men, but it's useless--the aloof detective etched himself in Marco's heart. But Wal's too closed off and married to his job, and Marco wasn't satisfied with always being second in the man's life. They're better off as friends, or so he tries to convince himself.
When a missing persons case Wal is investigating strikes too close to home, Wal realizes nothing is what it seems...and protecting the man he loves becomes a high-stakes fight when he isn't sure who he can trust.