September 4, 2011

Strolling Through the Murder Tunnel

Twice in the last week I had the occasion to walk through the connecting passage in the subway that gave rise to the shooting in Chapter 6 (what some would call the book’s inciting incident).

For now, I’ll let you guess where it is. (Throw your comments on the Spy Rules page on Facebook. Sorry, but on an ebook budget, this site is not yet equipped for comments.)

During the day, the tunnel is crowded and busy and kind of annoying to fight through. Some of the subway system’s worst musicians seem to gravitate here — it must be the bad acoustics. At night, it’s a downright spooky place. I spent a lot of time in past years speedwalking through here from line X to line Z about 1:30 a.m. This was when I put a lot of Spy Rules together in my head. What a great place for a hit, I thought. What do you think?