The Devil’s Concubine: MEXICAN STANDOFF

From Wikipedia:

“A Mexican standoff is a slang term defined as a stalemate or impasse; a confrontation that neither side can foreseeably win.[1] The term is most often used in lieu of ‘stalemate’ when the confrontational situation is exceptionally dangerous for all parties involved”.

Interesting, huh? Anyway, here’s an example from “The Devil’s Concubine“. More in the book…