In the scene below, Captain Khan is carrying out the mayor's orders - "dispose of the witness to the massacre." The corrupt mayor hopes to cover up any hint of his incompetence or possible collusion with the killers. The CIA are arriving the following day to investigate the disappearance of the American travellers.
He and two of his men have delivered the prisoner, Eliza MacKay, to a small hotel. They are in a room and Captain Khan is about to 'dispose of the witness.'
“Sergeant, you and the constable wait here with her. I’m going to get us some coffee.” He headed to the front desk where the staff offered hot coffee. His hands trembled as he filled four mugs, spilling the strong brew. He tried to mop up the mess with a small napkin, became impatient and tossed the sodden lump to the side. His eyes darted around the lounge area as he checked for witnesses. Surreptitiously, Khan pulled out the pill bottle. Selecting one mug, he dumped the contents of one capsule into the coffee. She won't suffer ... much, he rationlized as he returned to the room with the cups rattling on the tray.
Please provide your thoughts on this snippet. Previous snippets of FORBIDDEN are show in the right side bar and in my Forbidden page. I welcome all constructive criticism. Thanks
For more Weekend Writing Warrior snippets: http://www.wewriwa.com/
For more Snippetsunday: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/SnippetSunday/