But I'm happy to have that scene done, because it's the turning point that marks the beginning of the long, accelerating slide to the climax of the book. The end of the middle. The beginning of the end.
Page 280. It's a good thing I have front-endian things to go back and add to this book, or it might wind up awful short. It's going to be a tad shorter than Hammered anyway, I think--probably close to 400 pages--but I'm pretty happy with how it's shaping up right now.
Some days, the writing is good.