Another 7,000 odd words and the end is getting closer. It still has a way to go but it feels stronger for the edits that were suggested by friends.
Originally I wanted to leave it all hanging, like the final scene of the Italian Job (the original version, that actually took place in Italy!) but it did feel incomplete. So, I've compromised and wrapped it all up except for one little bit.
Now, it's time to get the red pen out and look through the whole thing before giving out to my friendly editors.