In my novel, West of Paradise, Alanna McLeod is the beautiful but deadly leader of a gang of train robbers. In this scene, she has just forced the telegraph operator to send a message...
“I’m finished,” the young man said.
“Indeed you are,” Alanna whispered, drawing the knife swiftly across his throat and stepping aside quick to avoid the blood spray.
He gurgled a cry as he fell, his hands going to his throat in a useless effort to stop the bleeding. But it was already too late. This wasn’t her first time.
As for who might play her in the movie version (hey, I can dream big if I want!), I think Jaime Murray (from Warehouse 13 and Dexter) would suit.
She plays sexy bad so good.
* with the exception of x, y, z (the trouble makers)...but I have time yet...