- 2021 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Mystery (Adult Fiction)
Los Angeles, 1986. A group of right-wing Christians has put an initiative on the November ballot to banish HIV+ residents into quarantine camps. Rios agrees to be counsel for activists called QUEER [Queers United to End Erasure & Repression]—who are committed to peaceful protest. But when a member is charged with the bombing of an evangelical church that kills its pastor who publicly supported the quarantine initiative, Rios finds himself with a client suddenly facing the death penalty.