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By Alex MacLean

Halifax cop Allan Stanton is a bothered murder detective who has misplaced every little thing, together with his family members and his feel of justice. while he eventually makes a decision to go away the strength and begin over, he is assigned a string of murders that each one endure the symptoms of a serial killer gathering trophies.

As Stanton unravels each one grisly crime scene, the mounting proof issues uncomfortably with reference to him and a case extra demanding than whatever he is ever obvious.

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