What happens when you step outside of your life for the briefest of moments? Perry Patetick learns that when his fantasies become reality, his life as he'd known it for ever would change in an instant.
When Perry Patetick capriciously stumbles into Cruel and Unusual, an S&M boutique, after being fired from the newspaper he worked for, he thought he found what had been missing from his life.
His fiancee, Ms. Right, the safeguard of his life, is excluded from Perry's new sordid dark life and the downward spiral into the black abyss of the Ubu Roi, an afterhours club where sex, bondage, and beatings are apropos.
But what happens to reality when it's replaced by fantasy and all that you see is only an illusion? Truth will prevail. After Perry is sucked into the debauched lifestyle of D/s, reality returns when Perry is named as the prime suspect in a brutal murder done S&M style.
And reality is, only Perry can save himself.