The Duke replies... Okay, here you go. I’m working on a techno-thriller with an opening that would hook a dead man—an explosion and fire, people either dead or trapped inside, a hero who tries to go in but narrowly avoids being shot by an apparent sniper nearby, an escape in a careening pickup truck and a suspenseful close to the chapter.
The hero runs, chased by both the FBI and the drug lords. The Feds think he planted the bomb and tried to kill their agent; the drug lords think he knows too much and want him out of the way before he tells. The hero must avoid pursuit and stay alive long enough to convince both sides of the truth, while maneuvering them together for the ultimate showdown.
The love interest is a hip, street-smart Latina who just happens to be a federal agent.
Is that enough of a tease?
Oh, and as for Carol’s pics, here's one taken this morning. We have four yuccas in our back yard landscaped area (former swimming pool), and three of the four are blooming all at once.
And since you asked for pics (plural), here's a quiz to see if you've been paying attention to the recent bird varieties we've shown you...
Name this species of Heron:
The answer is in the comments.
robotJAM said... Duke as you've offered ! Can you tell me how a man can wear a wig and not get laughed at ?
The Duke replies... Sure! There are a number of ways:
1. Only wear it in pitch darkness so no one can see it.
2. Dress in drag with nice clothes and sufficient makeup that those around you think you’re a woman.
3. Laugh first. Then they’re laughing WITH you, not at you.
Well, those were easy.