From Publishers Weekly
Hostilities between gay and straight communities as well as the former group's internal differences are the predominant themes in this fast-moving Chicago-based police procedural. The father of two boys, one with spina bifida, Paul Turner juggles his duties to his family, his job as a police detective and the fact that he is gay. After the daughter of Bruce Mucklewrath, an arch-conservative California preacher turned senator, is shot to death before her father's eyes, the killers ask him, "Sorry now?" But when Turner and his partner try to question members of Mucklewrath's organization, they are stonewalled. Turner resists the suggestion that a radical gay organization is behind the murder--until a friend, a reporter for the Chicago Gay Tribune , tells him that a previous criminal act against another homophobe was also accompanied by the message "Sorry now?" Then an indigent, AIDS-infected informant claiming to know who slew the girl turns up dead, Paul receives threats against his sons, and his superiors crank up the pressure. Zubro's ( The Only Good Priest ) blend of personal and political concerns makes this story compelling and even urgent.
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From Kirkus Reviews
Zubro, author of two earnest mysteries featuring a gay schoolteacher sleuth (The Only Good Priest, Why Isn't Becky Twitchell Dead?), now introduces an earnest, gay widower-cop, Paul Turner of the Chicago PD, assigned to investigate the murder of right-wing politico Reverend Mucklewrath's daughter. In the course of his investigation, Paul meets Rusty, the whore-hustler who swears that the Reverend's son, Donald, is gay; handsome, noble Dr. George Manfred, whom everyone wants to ``marry'' off to Paul; and several old derelicts, including HIV-infected Wilmer, who has a clue to the murderer but is killed before he can reveal it. The case is wrapped up, but not before the homophobic killer kidnaps Paul's teenaged son Brian, makes a few filthy remarks about Paul, and so forth. A calculated, middle-class view of a homosexual cop leading a decent life with his two sons--one a heterosexual (probably) teen, and the other a spina bifuda child. All in all, sort of dull, even with murder around the edges. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.