London today - a world of sex, drugs and designer clothes, where Robert searches for fulfilment in gay clubs. London 50 years ago - Michael enters a secret queer underworld, negotiating the dangers of law and the closet. Two parallel narratives - two generations - two worlds that barely recognise each other. But do Robert and Michael have more in common than they think?
Rupert Smith is the author of nine novels, in his own name and as James Lear, and of several biographies ad books about television. He was born in Washington DC, grew up in Surrey and has lived in London since 1978. As well as writing fiction, Rupert has a long career as a journalist, contributing to dailies, weeklies and monthlies in Britain, America and Europe.