Joe is consumed with grief about his wife and baby and wants nothing more than to lash out. Nick is Joe's best friend, but he will do anything to help Joe fight the people who want to kill them both.
Joe Christie is consumed with grief and when new information about his wife and baby comes to light his first instinct is to kill.
Nick Alexander is first and foremost Joe's best friend. When Joe met Mara, Nick stood to one side and respected Joe's decision to settle down, despite being in love with the man who was his lover. Now, in the middle of a case that is murder and betrayal, he has to fight his love for Joe and the people who are trying to kill them both.