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Hostage

(1997)
(A book in the Todd Mills series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for R D Zimmerman's Hostage

Hardback Editions

October 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hostage (Todd Mills Mysteries)
Author(s): R D Zimmerman
ISBN: 0-385-31983-5 / 978-0-385-31983-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

September 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hostage (Todd Mills)
Author(s): R D Zimmerman
ISBN: 0-385-31892-8 / 978-0-385-31892-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hostage (A Todd Mills Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): R D Zimmerman
Publisher: ScribblePub
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