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Detective London is tracking Kelli Rocha (wanted for assault) as a large German Shepherd, her partner Detective Dale trailing behind, and London chases Kelli into an alley, where London hears noises and then silence–so the Detective followed and found Kelli holding a knife.
I skipped nothing.
London barked, using her teeth as a warning of the consequences of attacking her, and the threat worked, as Kelli’s hand lowered slowly.
For a long moment, Kelli stared at the dog in front of her, knife hanging by her side, loosely held in her fingers.
London stared back, falling silent, but with her lips still peeled in a snarl. She wouldn’t attack unprovoked, but the other woman’s flight ended here.
“You…you can’t bite me,” Kelli said finally, though her wavering tone revealed her doubt.
“Yes, she can,” Dale came up behind London, her hand resting on her holster. “You’re armed, and threatening a police officer. Aren’t you in enough trouble for today?”
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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.