Dr. Roger Cavendish, a leading researcher into the mysteries of sexuality and the mind, finds himself faced with a mystery straight out of his worst nightmares.
Violence is on the rise at ultraconservative Levitican University -- and Cavendish becomes a reluctant gumshoe, busily involved in discovering what fuels this sudden rise in brutal crime. The truth seems to lie somewhere in the laboratory of Dr. Guy Albrick -- and enigmatic scientist who claims to have developed a "cure" for homosexuality. Soon, Cavendish is in a race with time, struggling to unlock the secrets of Albrick's work as the wave of violence threatens to overtake him and all others in its path.
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Roger Cavendish, our gay hero, is a one of America¿s leading researchers. He has discovered a specific difference between the homosexual male brain and the heterosexual male brain. Roger is invited to speak at fictional Levitican University, an ultra-conservative right wing Christian institution, about his discoveries. His host is Dr.Albrick a notorious but brilliant scientist. Roger¿s initial lecture is interrupted by a group from Act Out, a gay organization opposed to his findings and Levitican in general. A melee ensues and Roger is whisked away from danger by Jeff, a student at the school and a member of the Levitican church. Come to find out, Jeff is gay but is participating in a program at the school to alter his preference to women. The lifestyle alteration procedure has had considerable success however a couple of recent graduates of the program have become involved in some very violent incidents. Intrigued, Roger begins to investigate, and stumbles upon a veritable, Pandora¿s box of illegal medical experimentation and manipulation involving not only the science department, but also the schools large corp. of ROTC cadets. This book is an exceptionally involving edge of your seat thriller, with good gay guys and their straight comrades doing noble battle with evil right wing conservative villains. Along the way a sweet, if slight, love story develops between Roger and Jeff. Can Roger convince Jeff that there is nothing to be ashamed of in being gay? Will Jeff decide to be straight once he has the chance? Will our heroes, be able to discover a way to thwart Dr.Albrick¿s evil final plan before it is too late? All these questions and more, will be answered by the time this novel reaches its all out, full throttle, conclusion. This book is way over the top in terms of believability, but it is one heck of a lot of fun to read. The pages don¿t turn fast enough. Levay¿s scientific background helps keep the medical and technical scenes hopping without being too far fetched, and the plot starts off at a sprint, and never once lets up its pace. Of course, if one were to question too closely, the plausibility of the premise, I suppose one could punch this book full of holes, but why would one want to spoil such an entertaining read?