Oh, hallelujah, at long last something happens in Chapter 12.
Chapter 1 established that Our Hero Joe is looking to save Aggie Lawless. And now in chapter 12, the two actually have a conversation, and then there's a riveting bar fight between Joe, Aggie, and the villain Silvertop. On top of all that, at the end the villian plans to murder Aggie and frame Joe for the crime.
It was a really good chapter, a real page-turner. You get a glimpse into Aggie's messed-up head. Kind of fun to be able to page-turn through the actual typewritten, hand-edited pages, too.
I truly had no idea which way things would go in the fight, and I was caught up in it. Very exciting. Perhaps it was a result of being lulled into a stupor by the eleven chapters I had to read to get there.
The plot thickens. Whew.