Paul is stunned when his foster son Herman tells him about the awfully devastating news concerning his gay hooker friend Jonathan, who was found dead with his head lying in a pool of orange liquid. Four bizarre physiological phenomena, each lasting four days, preceded his death. Paul's research discovers two other gay teenage male hookers who died under similar circumstances as Jonathan, and all three dead teenagers had four letters tattooed on their chests. They were all sixteen years old.
The clues to the decoding of the tattooed letters are revealed in Paul's dreams, and are connected to a cave, which boasts a huge water hole with the promise of treasure, where Paul played with his childhood friend Leon, and to an army Barracks where grotesque experiments where carried out by an army psychologist to try and change the sexual orientation of homosexuals.
A priest with a secret past, a woman who communicates with the dead, a ritual involving a corpse and a special seed taken from Jonathan's corpse plunges Paul into a struggle against time and evil to try and save Herman from being trapped in an irreversible curse which could destroy his life forever.