The story begins with Steven Russell, on his deathbed recalling the events of his life. He begins in Texas as a happily married police officer who plays the organ at church, prays with his wife and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother. That, and he's gay. But after finding and being rejected by his mother, Steven leaves his life and family to go out into the world and be his true, gay self. He moves to Miami, finds a boyfriend and begins living the high life. But a life of luxury is expensive, leading this former cop to become a conman. When the law finally catches up with him, Steven is sent to prison where he meets, and falls in love with Phillip Morris. But Steven-a forlorn lover who cannot bear to be separated from his soul-mate-will go to any lengths to be with Phillip, including breaking out of jail, impersonating Phillip's lawyer and fraudulently becoming the CFO of a major corporation.