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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 chases Kelli all the way into an alley, where London hears noise and then silence.
I skipped nothing.
Worried, London darted into the mouth of the alley, not on the inside of the turn, but at the far side, away from where Kelli likely hid.
Sure enough, her precautions were warranted. Kelli hadn’t escaped the alley, but she had decided to fight. The woman clutched a knife in her hand, face set in angry lines, her body tense and leaning forward.
Growling low in her throat, the Shifted detective edged forward, keeping out of range.
The knife wavered as Kelli got a good look at the gleaming white curves of London’s teeth. “Don’t threaten me, bitch. I’ll cut you.”
The insult was oddly appropriate, and London let out an amused huff of air before she snarled, showing off those pointed teeth, her dark eyes fixed on Kelli.
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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.