In 1982 wealthy philanthropists John Adair and partner Bob Tucker adopt Tommy, a 15-year-old troubled teenager. They live comfortably together in a luxurious home in Rancho Mirage.
In 1999, everything changes when John Adair loses his long time partner Bob Tucker to AIDS. One year later, looking for consolation, John Adair, invites a new man, John Mix into his life. They end up spending much of their time together, leaving Tommy alone to tend to the house.
Tommy suggests a friend who can help take care of the house; he is unemployed and needs a place to live. John Adair agrees to the new tenant. The escalating tension between all four in the house will end in a blood bath, leaving behind an unexpected string of suspects.