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Detective London tracks Kelli Rocha (wanted for assault) as a large German Shepherd, her partner Detective Dale catching up shortly after Kelli is cornered in an alley, and arrested, then Dale suggests London Shift back to human and dress–and scolds London for ‘not thinking.’
I skipped nothing.
“Excuse me?” The pleased smile faded from London’s lips, and a combative light kindled in her gray-green eyes, gaze fixed on her partner. She knew Dale wasn’t pleased about the public nudity, but couldn’t her partner be happy about the arrest for even a moment?
Dale folded her arms and glared back.
“Rocha put a woman in the hospital last night,” London struggled to keep her tone level and reasonable. “Should I have left her on the street for however long it took the officers to track her down–to do who knows what damage until she was caught?”
“Of course it’s better she’s off the streets,” Dale huffed in exasperation, smoothing her hands over her hair, checking for any wisps escaping the bun bristling with hidden bobby pins. “But you should have told me before you Shifted, as protocol states I have to take possession of your firearm—”
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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.