By Gwenda Bond
Lois Lane has settled in to her new institution. She has neighbors, for might be the 1st time in her lifestyles. She has a role that demanding situations her. And her friendship is growing to be with SmallvilleGuy, her on-line maybe-more-than-a-friend. but if her pal Maddy's dual collapses in part of city she by no means should've been in, Lois unearths herself embroiled in a perilous secret that brings her in the direction of the soiled underbelly of city.
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