Hey thanks guys, you've been great!
While not in the perview of this forum, I am a little concerned about this opening gun battle. The tone of the book itself is very serious, and to some, this opening might seem "cartoonish." However, I think the only reliable way to kill Hitler is up close and personal like. Every bomb attempt failed to blow the guy up. And Becker knows this. I figure this plan Becker has is formed because of it's sheer audacity: three men with pistols versus the entire guard staff of the Reichchancellery. Now it's not THAT stupid; Becker has a dozen snipers in nearby buildings with orders to take out as many guards as possbile, as well as assualt troops to help him escape, and certainly his commando/attaches will take the StGs off the dead bodies while Becker drags Hitler into the steet and shoots him "like a dog." In front of a camera nominally to record the assualt troops singing patriotic songs (how else am I going to get armed soldiers into the government disctrict?
). Yeah, Becker takes a lot of crap for this little stunt, but in truth he wants everyone to know HE killed Hitler, and thus redeemed himself a little.
My character is definately an Americanophile from reading dime novels and seeing Wild Bill's Wild West Show as a kid, but he has the .45 not solely because it's American, but because he beleives the .45 round is superior to the 9mm ball (is there a thread I could read on about this?).
And Bill, what is the Browning High Power? I know very little about guns, almost nothing in fact. That's why I'm asking stuff here.
If any of this is gonzo and or stupid, feel free to tell me so, hopefully with ways to fix it. I'm very green when it comes to writing so I'm very open to suggestion.