The description of violence acts within thrillers covers a wide range from physical abuse to huge mass killings, and genocide. Part of the thriller genre is the ability of the author to create circumstances in which readers are put on edge anticipating that at any moment the characters are capable of perpetrating acts of violence without knowing the outcome. The artful use of words to construct reader anticipation and expectation in many cases is much more powerful than the authors actual description of the violent acts or the gruesome follow-up details.
In The Master of Deception, I attempted to set the circumstances in motion by giving the reader an insight into the terrorist and at the same time embellishing the plot story line by both describing the violent acts and the horrendous aftermath.
What makes for a great description of violence in a thriller?