‘Don’t even think about trying that again, b*tch,’ he hissed in her ear.
‘Someone get the girl!’ Jones ordered from the ﬂoor through clenched teeth. ‘Somebody get that machete!’
‘F*ck!’ The biker restraining Lesley threw her behind him roughly and joined the circle closing in on Amanda.
Seriously? Still with the *s? What if I can’t crack the code? Batch? Botch? Fick? I don’t understand this idiomatic lingo! And what if they throw in a # or a %? I didn’t do well in calculus, I can’t solve for Y!
This entire exercise is like a slo-mo car crash, with another automobile adding to the pile every day. I have read articles in the Weekly World News that make more sense, and have a better grasp of pacing and characterization.