I'm reading Dan Simmons' 3rd book in the Hyperion series, "Endymion". I'm so impressed with the misdirection. Spoiler: Warning: Book reveals In one scene the heroes have their damaged spaceship hidden underwater in a river as it repairs itself. The villains find a ship underwater and you are sure it is the ship. Until it turns out it isn't. Later the villain most evil is tall, has a silver suit and you are sure one of the heroes sees her standing on their raft which they have left temporarily. Turns out it's the Shrike who in this case may or may not be on the heroes side. But that's a separate issue. The fact the evil enemy hasn't yet caught up with the heroes which Simmons has made you think must have happened is the twist. Simmons is so clever. You are certain something bad is about to happen and you wonder how the heroes are going to get out of it when it turns out the danger was a false alarm.