Sean Gordon returns from the war in Afghanistan with a bad leg, no job, and a heart grieving for lost friends. Lonely and searching, he's interested in exploring his submissive side but can't even tell his own family he's gay. He's unable to find a strong man to fulfill his deepest, most shameful fantasies and sees only a bleak, unhappy future.Everything changes when he meets Roman Mahoney, part of a secret group of former soldiers who live in Philadelphia's forgotten underground and protect an ancient secret. Roman is asexual and proud of it, but yearns for romance with a man who will tolerate the lingering effects of his head injuries and not pressure him for sex. He ends up emotionally caught between two dominating men-the disgraced veteran who cares for him and a Philly cop with a love of bondage. Slowly Sean and Roman begin to connect, adding fuel to the fire of old rivalries and insecurities.With a serial killer on the loose and targeting homeless veterans, Roman, Sean, and their friends struggle to meet across sexual divides. True love awaits-but so does a killer's vengeance.