Sunday, October 12, 2008

Placing a Chase Scene

Chase scenes are a staple of fiction. Bad guys chasing the good guys. Good guys trying to catch the bad guys. You can count on at least one chase scene in any adventure flick. In an Indiana Jones movie, you'll lose count of them. But in writing HUSH, my first suspense novel, I wasn't going just for the thrill of the chase.
I was shooting for terror.
My hearing-impaired heroine, Megan, is caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with a killer who planned to shove her in front of a subway train. She flees from one train to the next, through the underground of Boston, shoving her way through flocks of people who are oblivious to the wolf in their midst.
Read the start of the chase from Sam Carbone, the assassin's point of view.

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