Copyright – ALPINE ACRES PUBLISHING 2018
For the 2018 A to Z Challenge my topic is a new book about one of my recurring characters in the weekly flash fiction invitationals I frequent, a top flight detective named Sophie Marcus. Sophie is a single woman in her late thirties who is running from a demon.
Harry Zetter liked working with new people who hadn’t become jaded by the politics and bureaucracy of the police department anywhere, including in Charleston, South Carolina. Sophie came to him as clean of that as anyone he’d met, so he made sure to indoctrinate her the right way.
Here is an excerpt:
Harry spent every moment they had to spare filling Sophie in on what he felt was wrong with the department in Charleston. But he did it with a constructive tone, obviously an opinion built through careful examination and plenty of thought. Sophie appreciated the insider’s tour of things she might not have assembled with years of experience.
Captain Willis noticed the coaching by the wise questions Sophie opposed during their meetings. It was confirmation that heir pairing was going as he intended.
SORRY TO GIVE A SHORT CHANGE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THIS A TO Z, BUT MY JOB CHANGED AND THE TIME TO DEVOTE SIMPLY SLIPPED AWAY.