What do you call the writing technique that shows an incredibly tense scene at the beginning, and then transitioning to a more peaceful pace in the first chapter?
The only novels that I can remember that has this kind of intro is Dan Brown's Inferno and Robert Ludlum's Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Identity.
I'm not talking about the excerpt because it could be a different scene and not really taken from the story. (but please correct me if it is the excerpt)
It's like a teaser intro, something like that. Does that mini-chapter have a name?