Pay Dirt is a prequel to the adventures of Cady Perec. Cady is a social studies teacher in Lawrence, Kansas, who plays a big role in Pay Dirt. She also appeared the first time V.I. Warshawski went to Kansas in Fallout. As you’ll know when you read Pay Dirt, Cady has a hard time with her school board. What you won’t find out in Pay Dirt is that she gives up teaching and becomes a sheriff’s deputy. I write about her first serious case as a deputy in the short story, “Storm Warning.”
“Storm Warning” brings together a lot of my favorite Kansas characters who live in the part of the Kaw River valley where I grew up. This story is yours for free if you do one of two things: pre-order Pay Dirt or ask your library to add it to their collection. My librarian friends tell me to go to the front desk and ask if they are ordering the book for their collection. Just fill out this simple form and the story will come to you as a PDF. Heads up; this is Cady’s story, not V.I.’s.