World-renowned painter Alex Restin seems to have everything: Wealth, youth, a beautiful face, and an amazing body. Then his perfect life is shattered when his lover, Tony, is stricken by a mysterious illness which baffles medical science. Powerless to save the man he loves, Alex is caught in a maelstrom of conflicting, haunting emotions.
In desperation, Alex turns to the Zodiac Men - 12 statues of indescribable beauty which decorate the converted library building where he lives. Grief turns to obsession, and Alex is overwhelmed by his fantasies about the statues - dark fantasies, sexual fantasies - and soon, Alex will learn that some fantasies have a way of becoming reality.
Are the Zodiac Men his saviors, guiding him toward a reunion with Tony? Or is their purpose more sinister? Is there any way out, or will the virile, stunning young artist find himself forever trapped...between flesh and stone?