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Detective London is tracking Kelli Rocha (wanted for assault) as a large German Shepherd, but her partner Detective Dale ends up on the wrong side of a crosswalk, and when London sees Kelli getting away, she decides not to wait and catches up to Kelli, intentionally bumping the woman’s leg.
I skipped nothing.
Kelli braced herself and stared down, a ferocious scowl furrowing her features into well-used lines. “What the–”
Her eyes, a contrast of dark brown pupil and blue colored contacts, widened as she saw London’s badge glinting in the afternoon sun.
London barked once, listening for Dale behind her.
Swearing loudly and unimaginatively, Kelli took off running down the sidewalk, and London pursued. Kelli ran full out, and left a tumbled crowd in her wake, people yelling as she knocked them aside. Taking advantage of her maneuverability, London shot past the legs of startled pedestrians, gaining speed despite the chaos. She gave herself over to the chase—paws pounding on the sidewalk, heart racing, and a medley of smells streaming past her nose.
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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.