—24—Priority Queues for Investigations

Captain Donavan,” Notation blurted as she came into the office. “I’d like to personally apologize for conducting an unauthorized investigation outside of working hours. But this is my investigation as much as Frank’s, and if he’s briefing—”

“And how exactly did it become your investigation, Officer Notation?” interrupted the captain. “I thought I had assigned you to the counterfeit yo-yo case. Why were you at Crannock’s farm investigating stolen papers?”

“I was following a lead—” started Notation.

“You were following a lead?” interrupted the captain. “I didn’t see anything about an ArrayCart in any of your reports.”

“It occurred to me that morning,” explained Notation.

“You decided to pursue this lead instead ...

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