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An officer asks Detective London to track Kelli Rocha (wanted for assault), she agrees, Shifts to a large German Shepherd, and begins tracking with Dale following, but Dale ends up on the wrong side of a crosswalk, and London sees a woman matching Kelli’s description getting away.
I skipped nothing.
Decision made, London plunged into the crowd, moving fast and leaving a trail of complaints behind her. She might have to apologize to a few of them later, but at least she’d have made her collar to sweeten the bitter taste of crow.
Nearing the spot where she last spotted Kelli, she slowed, easing through the crowd and trying not to draw too much attention to herself.
There! Ahead, she spotted Kelli again, moving at the same pace as the rest of the crowd, expression calm. But Kelli’s nervousness was betrayed by the sweat staining the open button-up tossed over her stained white t-shirt.
She picked up her pace, sliding past the last few people between her and her target, and deliberately bumped against Kelli’s leg. The force of her impact, with most of her weight behind it, staggered the other woman.
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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.