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An officer asks Detective London to use a piece of cloth to track Kelli Rocha, who ran from arrest for assault, she agrees, strips off all her clothes, Shifts to a large German Shepherd, and howls to get her partner’s attention
I skipped nothing.
The sound broke through the noise of the crowd, and had Detective Janice Dale’s head snapping towards them, her dark brown eyes flicked over the officer, open car door, and enormous dog.
Her mouth compressed into a thin, annoyed line, “Not again, London!” Her sensible shoes thumped against the sidewalk as she picked up speed, going from a walk to a half-jog.
Fowler paled, “Damn, she looks pissed.”
London whuffed a doggy laugh, tail wagging, sure that Dale would get over it.
Or maybe not, London thought, but she’d already Shifted, so Dale could hardly get angrier at her. She applied her nose to the task ahead, and took off in the direction Fowler’s partner had last seen Kelli, following the scent trail.
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NOTE: I’ll be editing “Lily Wasn’t There,” and posting it on my blog for any of the curious.
I posted (What happened after) right after the NOTE on the previous weekend.
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Four Feet and a Badge is my NaNoWriMo story.
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.
Detective Amy 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.