Todd Mills is running out of time.
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.
"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: Hostage
"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 Tribe
"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 From the Hardcover edition.