A smart, tense murder mystery twined with an emotional exploration of the ways love, sex, class, and celebrity can forever change, or end, friendships. Thoughtful Pete, tough Pauly, twins Eric and Nicole, strange Raymond: As kids they were tight; now they've grown up and apart. They agree to get together one last time, but past hurts, personal histories, soon surface, and the party's over. The group splinters off into the night; into the noise and heat and chaos of the summer carnival. Days later, a girl goes missing. The prime suspect in her disappearance? One of their own; one of the old gang. Pete doesn't know what to believe. Could one of his childhood friends really be a cold-blooded killer?