New Salem’s authoritarian zealots appoint two young men to roles as deacons—morality police--unaware that the men share a dark, forbidden secret. They are in love.
The voice of their god pulls the newly appointed deacons out of the closet and into the public eye, with promises of something they can never have in New Salem—at least while alive. Burning with faith and unrepentant passion, Lukas Wrestling Smythe and Matthew Righteous Journey Mortensen are caught committing unnatural acts, arrested, beaten, starved, tried, convicted and executed for their sodomite crimes. Ain’t love grand?
But death isn’t the end.
It’s just the beginning.
For Lukas and Matthew, and their world.