Senior Partner in the company of Vale, Madderfy and Logan, Accountants. His junior partners are Busby Logan and Creagan Madderfy.
He was married to Alva Vale. He also had an illicit affair with Clunie Ford and, before that, with Clathy Dupplin.
Merton Vale was blackmailed to hand over details of accounts for Monzie Hosh. He employed Findo Gask to identify his blackmailer and was later found dead in Gask's office.
One of the cast of characters from the Findo Gask series of hard-boiled fantasy detective novels by Trevor Hopkins.
The series currently comprises nine books, all in various stages of completion:
Most of the characters in the novels are based on place names in the Perth and Kinross region of Scotland, many of them close to the tiny village of Findo Gask.
(This character is not based on a place name.)