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"Racing the Clock": Chapter 26 Question

May 12, 2012
Posted at 12:33 am
Updated: May 12, 2012 - 9:17 am

OK, got another e-mail with an invalid address asking a specific question. Chances are they'll just assume I'm too pompous to answer, but I'll try to respond as it was a reasonable question.

Here's his question, followed by my response:

>> Where did the bullets go after hitting the girls?
>> Surely in a crowded space, more people should have been hit.
> I didn't want to get into that, figuring it was more
> of a distraction. Alex had found an area that was
> somewhat isolated, so the idea is that, since he
> [Anthony] was shooting down, that the bullets would
> have gone into the floor. Remember, he was aiming at
> Alex when he [Alex] was knocked to the ground. The
> two girls then rushed him, and he shot downward,
> hitting one girl in the thigh.