Death Valley is the third in the linked trilogy of financial thrillers, featuring a toxic waste disaster in the Mojave Desert. American environmental law, and the scientific and geographical background, are all grippingly correct. This is an emotional page-turner as well as a scary introduction to international lawlessness in vulnerable commercial environments. The Environmental Protection Agency of the US Government orders a leading industrial company - Santhill Chemicals - to clean up an old waste site in the Mojave Desert near Death Valley. The cost will cripple the company – unless an executive of Santhill arranges for the forgery of retrospective insurance. The name he chooses to forge is Lloyd’s of London. Lloyd’s sends out Mal Harris - an assessor who will be recognised by fans of these financial thrillers. Mal Harris begins to unravel the tangle of crime on crime, ending with a shattering climax in the desert outside Los Angeles.