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This snippet is from my NaNoWriMo novel, Four Feet and a Badge, about a shape-shifting Narcotics detective.
“Hey, London,” one of the cops standing next to the damaged car, making sure the crowd stayed beyond the yellow tape, waved Detective Amy London over to him.
A few bored officers had gathered at the scene of the crime because it had a sort of flair to it that was unusual. A one-woman wrecking-ball passed through the area on her way to freedom, breaking windows, knocking down fences, and destroying a wide variety of personal property, including the tan sedan the cop stood near.
Glancing at the clump of detectives and uniforms, London saw that her partner was still deep in conversation. In fact, Dale hadn’t glanced her way once, so London shrugged and strode over to the uniform.
As she walked, she studied the damage to the sedan. It wasn’t a lovely car, a sun-faded tan, and covered with dents and scratches from its miles of road. But the car was clean and well cared for, the only major damage showing from this morning.
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NOTE: I’ll be editing “Lily Wasn’t There,” and posting it on my blog for any of the curious.
In 1952, an event moved two and a half million people from one version of the Earth to another, a quarter of them Shifters (able to change their shape). It’s now 2015, and those people have married and had children. The Static (non-Shifters) fit in fine, but the Shifters often have to prove their worth.
London works in Seattle’s Narcotics Section, Shifting to four feet to sniff out drugs and chase down suspects. But she can be a little impulsive–like when she bit her previous partner, earning her a new one, strict, by-the-book Detective Janice Dale.
Dale tries to reign in her partner’s wilder behavior, not always with much success. And a new group of cocaine suppliers is muscling in on the city, and they’re leaving bodies behind. London and Dale will have to work through their differences to bring these dealers down, before the body count rises.