April Waverly pushed open the heavy glass entrance doors and walked into the
cavernous lobby of Parker Center. She had been inside the Los Angeles Police
Department's headquarters building only once before, but her determination wiped
away her usual self-doubts and stifled any feelings of intimidation.
In the center of the lobby, several uniformed officers stood behind a wooden
counter, which formed a square around them. April approached without hesitation.
"Can I help you?" one of the uniformed officers asked. He didn't appear very
interested in talking to a pregnant Hispanic woman who looked as if she...