I love those moments when something simple can be profound, such as this example from Chapter 2, when the antagonist is asked what he has planned for the day…
“Guten morgen, Sir. May I take your briefcase?” the driver asks, snapping to attention.
“And, where are we going today?”
“Very good, Sir.”
The black limo glides west onto the B44, then loops back to follow the Theodor-Stern-Kai motorway, parallel to the River Main. As they slow for the Friedensbrücke bridge, the driver glances in his mirror.
“Sir, if I may ask, what have you got planned for the day?”
Michael is silent, his thoughts caught by reflections on the water. Across the bridge, he gazes up at the rising commercial landscape north of the round Westhafen Tower and finally speaks as their destination comes into view.
“I plan to change the world.”