Bangkok is a hedonist's paradise and sex is big business. But Philadelphia lawyer, David Elliot isn't interested in the sinful pleasures Bangkok has to offer. His only concerns are real estate and conglomerates. His personal life might be shit, but his professional life is on track and that's all he cares about. On his first night in town, he spots a young Thai man in the hotel bar and there's an immediate connection between them. Kai brings a joie de vivre into David's life that's long been missing, but after a few blissful weeks, Kai disappears. David is hurt but he knows it was never meant to be anything more than a pleasant diversion. He returns to the states but he can't help feeling he's left something very important behind.
Kai was rescued from a life on the streets only to become a virtual sex slave to a wealthy expatriate who deals in sex and drugs. When Rick finds out Kai has been seeing David he punishes him and locks him in the house. Kai is in love with David but resigned to a life with Rick. There was never a future for him and the American, and knowing what Rick is capable of, he fears for David's life.