NOON HGH opens in the Homicide Unit of New Dagonia. The squad members stand around bantering and use a lot of "colorful" language. The language is much less blue in the rest of the novella.
Griff is getting ready for the board interview required for him to get a promotion. Unfortunately, we don't learn what he is asked, only that it was rough. As he leaves, he is assigned to work on a homicide. The scene of the crime and the corpse are described in much detail. As they interview the neighbor who called the police, she tells them that she saw the man's daughter running by her apartment "covered in blood."
The rest of the story details how they try to locate the daughter, how Griff tries to get her to come to a safe location to talk, and how he learns what motivated her. While this sounds routine, it isn't because of where they carry on their conversation and how the episode effects him.
The story moves quickly and has a sense of reality to go with the drama and a little bit of mystique.
I received this book through a free Amazon download.