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Pleasant Valley is your happy, suburban town, known for its neatly kept gardens and friendly neighbors who share common goals. Life seems like an eternal holiday among the rows of colorful houses and its complacent inhabitants. But behind the joyful gatherings and tranquil daily life lurks the fringe of sinister evil. Teenage Nick Soter opens the wrong basement door while on his way to music practice. Unbeknownst to him, he trespasses on prohibited grounds. There is a hidden hand playing more than music in suburban Pleasant Valley and Nick becomes the selected target of the town's secret cult and its wicked forces, thriving and multiplying. They will chase Nick and torment him for years to come. Norman Jacques, a local detective, follows the sect's activities, learning about their intricacies and bizarre ways. He manages to contain them and keep them away. Until one fateful day. The town's law enforcement proves no match for Pleasant Valley's evil forces. Before you can topple them, you have to believe. Human disappearances and unexplained death seem to rule the town when Nick's wife spurs him to return, years later. Together the two unfold the mysteries of a strange breed that is about to spread its deadly influence beyond home boundaries. But even Nick Soter is fooled by the creatures' master. It takes female intuition to uncover his dreadful ploy. Pleasant Valley is a fiction thriller. A fiery, suspenseful novel, ideal reading for a ghostly October night.