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Evil Valley

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TV reporter Dan Groves and Detective Adam Breen are reunited to try to save a young girl who's been abducted by a psychopath, a once brilliant man tormented by war and the death of his best friend and utterly bent on taking his revenge on society. A masked attacker breaks into women's homes, threatens them with a gun, but never speaks and steals nothing of value, only a document bearing their name. He leaves behind a note addressed to Dan, boasting of plans for a great crime, one which will shock the country. A ...
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TV reporter Dan Groves and Detective Adam Breen are reunited to try to save a young girl who's been abducted by a psychopath, a once brilliant man tormented by war and the death of his best friend and utterly bent on taking his revenge on society. A masked attacker breaks into women's homes, threatens them with a gun, but never speaks and steals nothing of value, only a document bearing their name. He leaves behind a note addressed to Dan, boasting of plans for a great crime, one which will shock the country. A police marksman kills two men in separate but frighteningly similar shootings. Detectives are suspicious, but is it murder? Their only clue is a cryptic password they find hidden at the man's home and a possible motive festering in his past.Another woman is attacked, another document taken, another note left. It claims each contains a code revealing the great crime. And it's growing closer, hour by passing hour. Dan is put under police guard as it becomes clear the man is stalking him. Adam and Dan face baffling questions. Why does the attacker steal only documents bearing the women's names? How to solve the riddles contained in the notes? Code breaking experts are called in to help. But before they can, a young girl is abducted. An intensive manhunt is launched. The battle to solve the clues in the letters grows more frantic. The pressure is intense. But as each riddle is cracked, the man is always one step ahead of the police - until the increasingly desperate search converges on Dartmoor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906373436
  • Publisher: Accent Press Limited
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: The TV Detective
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Hall is the BBC Crime Correspondent for the Devon and Cornwall area
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‘The last time?'

‘Yeah, the last time. If you … if we … take down another…'

‘If we have to, we'll have done our job. That's all. Just like the last time.'

‘Yeah …'

A brief silence. A muted thud and the hint of another moan crept from behind the frosted glass door.

‘So … we go in? We're absolutely sure it's justified?'

‘You heard the 999 call. You heard the noises in the house. It sounds like he's murdering her. We don't have time to mess about.'

‘Yeah, yeah, I know. It's just … OK … so … the usual way?'

‘Yep.'

One silhouette touched the rim of its cap with a forefinger, breathed out hard. The other rubbed reverentially at a shining, silver crucifix hanging around its neck. They exchanged a fast glance, each nodded. The rituals of luck were complete.

It was time.

‘Stand back.'

A heavy black boot thumped into the door. It shuddered, but held. Again, and a complaining creak. Again, and the moan of warping plastic. Harder now and a splitting crash. The door careered open, juddering against a wall.

They edged in, one leading, one covering, both half crouched, pistols poised.

The hallway was narrow, in semi-darkness, pictures hanging at dizzy angles. A sunnyDartmoorlandscape. A greyNew Yorkskyline. A wood-framed mirror, split with a diagonal crack.

A corner loomed. They slowed, carefully rounded it, step by sideways step. Underfoot a soaking, squelching carpet and a flickering blue luminescence from a smashed fish tank. Fronds of water still trickled, crunching broken glass, tiny golden outlines flipping weak and helpless on the floor.

Another corner. Open space now.

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