Shocking and controversial when first published in 1979, The Lure rocketed Felice Picano to fame with its candid description of New York’s gay subculture. Now a classic of gay literature. Noel Cumming’s life is about to change irrevocably. After witnessing a brutal murder he is recruited to assist the police by acting as the lure for the elusive killer. That killer has been targeting gay men. Undercover, Noel moves deeper and deeper into the dark side of Manhattan’s gay scene. A journey that stirs his own desires, until he forgets that he is only playing a role.