The two moved together like one, using experience to guide them. Jane turned the lamp off before pushing the curtain slightly open with her gun, showing the way was clear. Sue Lee stepped out onto the terrace, moving to one side with her back to the wall, holding her revolver in a ready position while Jane moved to the other side of the outside doorway.
They waited quietly in the dark listening to the night sounds of the garden below.
They both had chosen this side of the hotel because of the courtyard with all the shrubs and flowers, not knowing it could conceal a break-in.
A rustle of bushes below Jan?s adjoining room alerted them. Someone was moving!
Jane was closer. As she peeked over the railing, she saw a person brushing leaves away while coming out of the bush. She gestured to Sue Lee, who moved forward to point her gun over the railing.