This is a fascinating account of previously glossed over murders in the New York area. The author takes care to lay out the necessary background information and describes the social tone and atmosphere to explain why the victims may have gotten into predicaments that now would seem overly risky.
The victims were all gay and living in some sort of hiding who they really were, in a time when being out was unthinkable, not just due to fear of rejection, but also for personal safety. The author does an excellent job of portraying just how difficult it was and briefly outlines the circumstances of each victim. However, I felt he could have provided a more thorough character study of each to help make them feel like the real people they were. In the conclusion, he mentions he became obsessed with the case, but I didn't feel that translated into the page and I wish it would have.