Maybe I'm losing my nerve. I'm within a few chapters of finishing up the big revision of my romance-thriller. Pretty soon I'll be dealing with the scene where the archvillain is neutralized. As originally sketched, all the protagonists do is lead the authorities to his hideout, where the cops take over. I had no intention of changing that. But today I got cold feet. Is the typical reader going to expect the protagonists to take an active role in winding up the thriller plat? Should I figure out some logical way to get them actively involved? My inclination is to tell myself there is no "typical reader" and write the scene in a way that's natural to me, my characters, and their situation. But would that make it a big flat disappointment? Aaaagghhh!!