With Peter, his longtime lover, busy for the evening, Alex Reynolds decides to stop in for a quick beer at a local Chicago gay bar and survey the nightlife scene he left behind for married life years before. Quickly unamused, Alex decides to call it an early evening, stopping off in the men's room before going home. But there he is assaulted by two men who demand of him, Where is it? Acting quickly, Alex is able to escape before the situation turns dangerous, and thinking it an unfortunate case of mistaken identity, he only wants to forget the whole evening. Alex, however, is not that lucky. A dead body turns up outside the bar the next morning, and a CIA agent arrives at the door of the house Alex and Peter share with Alex's unflappable mother and begins asking some very confusing questions. To make matters worse, Alex soon discovers that the two men from the bar are shadowing him. With both the government and the other side convinced he knows something he isn't revealing, Alex must first discover what he's unwittingly become involved in and then rescue himself, his lover, and his mother from it before they all come to a more permanent conclusion.