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Outburst (Todd Mills Mystery #4)

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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 e
Paperback, 304 pages
Published November 9th 1999 by Delta (first published 1998)
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The fourth in the Todd Mills mysteries is a very intense read! Todd is called by a mystery caller one day for a meeting where the caller weaves a tale of blackmail to our intrepid reporter. Todd is hesitant to this meeting at first, but his curiosity and reporter's instinct make him go. He is waiting on the bridge for this meeting when a handsome young man approaches and ask Todd (who he calls by name) why was he wanted. They both realize as a storm approaches with high winds they were both set ...more
#4 in Todd Mills series.

Todd Mills is waiting to meet a supposed blackmail victim with a hot story. Instead, he finds an about-to-be-murdered young gay cop, lured there by the same tipster/killer. Involved in the police investigation is Todd's lover, Steve Rawlins, recently diagnosed as HIV positive--a fact that adds darkness to an already grim story. Rawlins becomes a target for the killer who has a grudge against gays and cops, the roots of which we begin to learn about gradually and with seve
Light gay mystery that is fun. Interesting characters and situations. Todd Miller is a TV news anchor. His lover is a cop. How do they make rules about their work talk ?

But the end was weak. The characters that were interesting at the beginning were not well developed. What a disappointment.
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