"Lieutenant Mark Straczynski sure didn't look like a typical comic book geek."
Even sitting at his desk, "Strazz" was imposing. He might have been carrying about 15 pounds more than before the injury, but the shoulders and arms beneath his dark blue SWAT fatigues told of a powerful upper body.
He also wore a .45 automatic butt-down in a brown leather shoulder holster. Despite the movies, any plainclothes cop wearing a shoulder holster can be dismissed as an asshole, while the only worse offence is to carry it butt-down. On Straczynski, even though he wasn't really a field cop anymore, the ensemble looked right – he looked like someone an instant away from a gunfight with the fate of the world at stake.
"Sergeant Jordan McNamara eased his blue Ford Crown Victoria into a No Parking zone just down from Giovanni's. While the car was unmistakably law enforcement, its occupant was not, at least at first glance. McNamara looked smooth and stylish, with Armani labels on both his tailored charcoal suit and his sunglasses. His skin was a light shade of brown that suggested an ancestry that was more Jamaican than African, while his hair was cut in a short flattop."
"Behind the tinted windows, Derrick Brandon, fat and forty with a gut hanging over his belt, clicked off a couple of shots with his Nikon. His younger partner, Alex McCloud, simply watched from the driver's seat, a mild frown on her face."
When the LAPD begins to worry that Blue Prime may be a cop, it assigns Derrick Brandon and Alexandra McCloud to investigate.
"He was dressed in six shades of black: full-face helmet, body armor, utility belt, gloves, boots; looking like a cross between a Navy SEAL and a ninja. The only color was a faint red glow from the helmet's visor."
Blue Prime's title character is a dark vigilante who appears out of the shadows, attacking LA's criminal underworld and corrupt officials.
And I like these interests to interact. Movies have Behind the Scenes features on DVD/Blu-Ray and I enjoy it when authors include some background info about how/why they write, either in the back of the book or on their websites.