Valencia Brandywine, heiress to a hotel empire, has been kidnapped, and the ransom is $7 million and her brother Rico's denouncement of his homosexuality. Valencia has been kidnapped by a group of zealots determined to convert the world's homosexuals to a life of heterosexuality. Rico, with friend D'vora Wasserman at his side, trots the globe in search of Valencia . . . a search that turns out to be a deeply personal and somewhat mystical journey as well. What follows is a romp through psychotherapy, religion, romance and -several inauspicious erections. Steven Cooper is the author of With You in Spirit.