(formerly published as After Anna and sequel, Touch Like Breathing -- combined and revised)
Will and Tyler are partners on the police force, best friends ... and maybe more.
When Will's girlfriend dies, Tyler supports him in every way he can, even when Will's increasingly self-destructive behavior endangers them both on the job. And as Will withdraws further, a desperate Tyler can't keep his feelings hidden anymore.
But Will doesn't turn his back on him. In fact, Will might have some feelings of his own he's kept hidden.
The trouble is, Tyler's kept more than one secret. He knows something about Anna's death--something that could end their relationship for good.
As the pressure mounts, denial, anger and pain drives one of them to do something he'll never forgive himself for. Luckily his best friend has enough forgiveness for both of them--at least until he disappears, leaving behind a grieving partner who'll do absolutely anything to save him.
Warnings for explicit sexuality, murder, drug use, dubious consent/rape, violence, and a painful journey to true love. (HFN)