Cole stared hard at Joshua McGinley, expecting him to rail against his wife's idea, to point out the stupidity, the moral depravity, the utter foolishness of thinking she could get away with murder. But there was no reaction.
Then Cole realised that though the moral depravity existed, the foolishness was just his own wishful thinking. Sure, there may be a chance of overcoming her if he, Sherman and O'Donohue went for her simultaneously.
But only a chance.
In reality, it was quicker to fire three bullets than cover the few yards it took to get to her and overpower her.