By Barry Maitland
Whilst Kathy Kolla is appointed to New Scotland backyard, she is decided to maintain her head down and her dossier fresh. yet her first actual case seems set to turn into her so much infamous - specifically while she unearths her personal earlier being written into the awful occasions unfolding prior to her.
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