Code of the Nightbird (Paperback)
When Julien Grant walks into the dentist's office one warm summer day, he expects the worst--cavities, a root canal, even oral surgery. But the doctor's orders are far more terrifying: in order to have the surgery he needs, Julien will have to attend a two-month-long conversion therapy program. His insurance provider, like most in 2040s America, allows for carriers to pull coverage from those whose "lifestyle" goes against their religious beliefs. Faced with a ticking clock and no alternative, Julien finds himself at Galilee Baptist Church, an ostensibly beautiful property with more than a few sinister secrets hidden below its pews.
Galilee's director, known only as The Major, rules over the program with an iron fist; something that eventually pushed Julien to the limits of his sanity. At first, Julien wishes only to survive the program so his desperately-needed procedure can go forward, but when he develops feelings for Finn, another young man in the program, Julien must reevaluate everything.