The Middle Man by Gregory A. Kompes
WINNER: 2016 SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL--GAY FICTION
Duke Donovan’s despot and dictator clients pay him handsomely for the information he provides through psychic and tarot card readings. When not helping others to overthrow the world, or walking his golden retriever, Duke picks up stray men off the New York City streets—artists, musicians, writers, and actors, usually—and nudges their careers forward while sharing his bed with them. His latest find, Broadway conductor, Sam Teak, begins mysteriously poisoning Duke’s butler, Malcolm. Duke has secrets, too, and there’s a ghost haunting him because of them.