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An officer asks Detective London to use a piece of cloth to track Kelli Rocha (wanted for assault), she agrees, strips off all her clothes, Shifts to a large German Shepherd, howls to get her partner’s attention, and begins tracking.
I skipped over a bit of description as London starts tracking.
She lost the trail in the scents of other people who had walked over it, and started tracing a zigzag pattern, nose lowered, sniffing furiously, searching for it again.
There! Kelli’s scent, thick with fear sweat, moved into the crowd. London barked twice to alert her partner that she was on the scent, and followed. She could hear Dale swearing, and glanced back to see her partner, backpack slung over a shoulder, jogging after her.
Dale would catch up, since she could easily track London’s movements through the crowd. After all, how many one hundred and forty-five pound German Shepherds were there on the street right now?
London would be glad when Dale joined her, as it was easier to move through the crowd with a partner who could yell at people who didn’t get out of the way.
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NOTE: I edited “Lily Wasn’t There,” and posted the full text on my blog here. What Happens After is at the very end.
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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 rein 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.