Second is promoted as a gay mystery but it is more concerned about gay relationships, lifestyles and friendships. The mystery is a small part of this novel. Kevin is a male prostitute who loves his job. He only has to work 5 or 6 hours a week to make an excellent living. When he notices that other hustlers are dying he wants to get know what is going on for his own protection and the protection of others. His semi-boyfriend a hot NYC cop wants Kevin to find a new job but refuses any kind of true commitment.
Second is quite funny at times. Kevin’s mother is a comedic treasure who speaks her mind and gets her point across any way she can. Her interview with a bitch TV star is hilarious.
If what you want is a mystery Second is not the book for you. If your interested in a funny book about perfect (all the men are hot and gorgeous) gay lives then Second You Sin is a good read.