|| The race is on for crime-fighting reporter Dan Groves and his detective friend Adam Breen as they are caught in a blackmailer's web of sordid sex secrets which has already forced public figures to take their own lives... The Judgement Book is just a pocket diary, but festering with so much sin and scandal.First an MP, then a senior police officer, kill themselves after The Book exposes their sordid sexual secrets. Scores more prominent people wait fearfully to see what will be revealed about the darkness of their own lives. Crime-fighting reporter Dan Groves, and Detective Adam Breen discover they too are in The Book and are forced into a desperate race to find the blackmailers, to stop them exposing the secrets which would destroy their own futures... Simon Hall is the BBC Crime Correspondent for the Devon and Cornwall area. Evil Valley is the second novel in his TV Detective series, following the highly successful Plymouth.