Tony was this kind man, brave enough to be an outed gay teacher and just sorting his way out of a bad break-up. Unfortunate enough to find himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, he witnessed a murder taking place, thus crossing his path with closeted detective MacLean. I liked Mac more, maybe because of the tough position he was in, having to hide his homosexuality from practically everyone just so he could keep his job and daughter. I can't say I agree with his solution... to have him and Tony hide their relationship but given their situation, the other options didn't look any better. The whole story gave off a vibe of nice guys trapped in one of life's ugly moments but managing to get their silver lining.
It was a nice story, mixing detective work with mystery, murder and a touch of romance. Just enough to keep the reader until the end and leaving them with a good feeling afterwards. Not an entirely HEA but working its way there.