Punk rocker and sadomasochist Denny Bowie, a “legwork guy” for a private investigation firm, sets out to find the murderer of his childhood friend, fetish photographer Tommy Heat. Returning to his Greenwich Village stomping ground in New York City, he reunites with Penny Dallion, the Goth-girl of his dreams, and soon becomes enthralled by the hot and androgynous Erin Marr, a transgender dancer.
While investigating Tommy’s murder, Denny discovers pictures missing from Tommy’s meticulous collection. These photos not only hold the key to the killer’s identity, but may also prove Penny’s involvement in the murders. Embroiled in New York’s vibrant S&M subculture, Denny revisits old haunts: fetish clubs to find the killer who’s a step ahead of him – and maybe right behind him.