In this scene from Where Love Once Lived, Brian and Liz have picked up a carjack victim and they are chasing the car thief, not thinking they'll catch up to him in their bulky bookmobile, but just to help the victim feel better. For the complete chase scene, read yesterday's post first.
Brian braked too late. Books flew into the air and their passenger, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, bounced up into the air, too.
“Is that who stole your car?” Brian asked.
Brian slowed the vehicle gradually. “Do you want me to slow down?”
“No, Keep going,” Ken said. “Let’s catch that crook.”
Brian looked at Liz. She nodded, so he pushed the accelerator to the floor, hoping there were no more speed bumps along the way.
After a short time, Ken hollered again. “Look! There it is. That’s my car.”
“Where?” Brian asked. Was it possible?
“There,” Ken said. “On the right. Quick, he’s turning.”
Brian turned right so fast more books fell to the floor. “Liz, call the police, and give them our location. Tell them we have the stolen vehicle in sight.”
You'll have to read the book to find out what Liz discovered. Thank goodness for those speed bumps all over Austin streets.