Hostage: A Todd Mills Mystery

Hostage: A Todd Mills Mystery

by R.D. Zimmerman
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Hostage: A Todd Mills Mystery by R.D. Zimmerman

Todd Mills is getting ready for the coup of his career: an exclusive interview with right-wing congressman Johnny Clariton, whose positions against gay rights and AIDS research promise to make his appearance with Minneapolis's only openly gay journalist an explosive television event. Things are also getting pleasantly serious between Todd and Steve Rawlins, although Rawlins' grieving over the recent end of his closest friend's long struggle with AIDS is beginning to take its physical toll on the police detective.

Coup turns to chaos, and grief to despair, when Todd's interview ends with the Congressman abducted by gun-wielding kidnappers—and a tragic discovery puts an unsuspecting Rawlins on the trail of the abductors, a trio of unlikely domestic terrorists in the final stages of AIDS, willing to risk what's left of their lives to give violent expression to their desperate AIDS rage. Their goal: to make the world know what it's like to live—and die—with AIDS. Their weapons: a Congressman, a video camera, and a syringe full of HIV-infected blood. Their conduit to the global viewing audience: Todd Mills, who knows more about their plans—and has more at stake—than he first realizes.

Unsettling, unpredictable and unapologetic in its dramatization of such hot-button issues as right-wing hypocrisy, AIDS activism, HIV infection and assisted suicide, Hostage is Zimmerman's darkest and most suspenseful tale yet, a bold step forward for this acclaimed series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385318921
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/08/1998
Series: Todd Mills Mystery Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author R.D.  Zimmerman has been nominated for two Edgars, two Lambda Literary Awards, and an Anthony.  He has written ten previous novels, including Tribe and Closet (1996 Lambda Literary Award winner) in the Todd Mills series, six children's books, and created six bestselling mystery jigsaw puzzles.  Raised in Chicago, he now lives in Minneapolis.

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Hostage: A Todd Mills Mystery 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I suppose this would be considered a gay version of a dime store novel. The plot seemed pretty interesting but the actual story was dull. The characters were never fully developed. If you want to be grossed out by AIDS-related symptoms, then this is your book! Was it really necessary to go there? By the end of the story I didn't feel sympathy or that I was entertained at all.