Paul Kemp has moved from New York to the steamy heat of Puerto Rico
to work at the Daily News. He starts hanging out at Al's Backyard,
a local den selling booze and hamburgers to vagrant journalists who
are mostly crazy drunks on the verge of quitting. Then he meets
Yeamon, whose delectable girlfriend has Kemp stewing in his own
lust. But the idle tension that builds up in places where men sweat
twenty-four hours a day is reaching a violent breaking point.