Against his instincts, Todd is lured to the Stone Arch Bridge by an anonymous phone call with promises of a hot blackmail story. Under pressure, and in need of a scoop, Minneapolis television’s most well-known (and only) openly gay reporter soon finds that his visit to the bridge does deliver a sensational exclusive, but not the one he is expecting: Todd arrives to see a man murdered, leaving him as the sole witness to the crime.
Todd’s lover, city homicide investigator Steve Rawlins, immediately takes on the case. But when a mysterious suspect emerges, the danger only intensifies, for this suspect has a secret, a past, and an identity that isn’t what it appears to be. An attempt is made on Rawlins’s life in the course of his investigation, and Todd–dragged into the center of the story he’s trying to cover–makes a frightening discovery. The murder victim was a police officer, and was gay. The killer, it seems, has developed a taste for watching gay cops die.
And unless Todd and Rawlins are able to put together the pieces of the suspect’s meticulously concealed past, the consequences may prove deadly–for them both.
R. D. Zimmerman has been nominated for two Edgars, two Lambda Literary Awards, and an Anthony Award. He is the author of many novels, including Tribe and Closet—a Lambda Literary Award winner—of the Todd Mills series and six children’s books. He also created six… More about R.D. Zimmerman
Paperback | $19.00
Published by Delta Nov 09, 1999| 304 Pages| 5-1/4 x 8| ISBN 9780385319232
"A real page-turning mystery with heart, hope and integrity. What a fun read…I want more!" –Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw
Praise for other titles in the Todd Mills series:
"AIDS has not been assimilated or made a manageable disease in this witches’ brew of dying fashion models and politicians on the make. From the first tragic scene to the end, you will keep reading." –Andrew Holleran
"Vivid . . . a real page-turning yarn . . . Along with deftly weaving unexpected elements from the characters’ past and present, Zimmerman introduces a creepy religious cult, with suspenseful results." —Q Monthly
"Closet explodes out of the starting gate . . . then relentlessly races all the way to its shocking conclusion. [It] has passion and poignancy, potent pain and a powerful plot." —Minneapolis Star Tribune