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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 –Kelli runs and London pursues.
I skipped nothing.
She wasn’t so caught up in the chase to lose her mind, however, so when she reached a corner that dead-ended into an alley, she paused, sniffing the air.
Judging from the density of the scent, Kelli stood right around the corner, hidden from sight.
Officer Fowler had said Kelli was prone to violence, and this was the time she was most likely to deploy it—when she was out of other options.
Since Dale still hadn’t caught up with her, the Shifted German Shepherd howled, and waited. A moment later, her ears pricked up at the sound of Dale’s feet hitting the pavement a short distance away, growing closer. Back up was almost there.
She heard scuffling from inside the alley, and listened, wondering if there was an escape route–an open door, or a fire escape would be easy pickings for a woman who’d swung down from a balcony.
The noises stopped.
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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.