After a series of murders in Los Angeles's gay community, heterosexual police officer Sgt. Benson is assigned to go undercover as half of a life partner with Officer Kerwin, a Records Clerk. Kerwin naively believes that he is Coming out, although the entire Department knows about his sexual identity. The pair discover an earlier murder and learn that both victims appeared in the same gay magazine. Each had received a call from a hoarse-voiced man asking them to model for him, only to turn up dead soon after. Benson models for the magazine and is approached by the same hoarse-voiced man; but, when another model turns up dead, the man is cleared as a suspect.