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Pay dirt : a V.I. Warshawski novel / Sara Paretsky.

Paretsky, Sara, (author.).

V.I. Warshawski is famous for her cool under fire, her intelligence, her humor, her unflinching courage, and her love of good coffee. But even the strongest people sometimes need a break to recharge, so her friends send her to Kansas for a weekend of college basketball where Angela, one of her protégées, is playing. And that’s where trouble finds V.I. Sabrina, one of Angela’s roommates, disappears and V.I. agrees to try to find her. Finding a missing person in a city where she knows few people and doesn’t have her trusted contacts is hard, but not as hard as the brutally negative reaction to the detective from some of the locals. When V.I. finds Sabrina close to death in a remote house, she lands herself in the FBI’s crosshairs and faces a violent online backlash. The men running the county’s opioid distribution are also not happy. Discovering a dead body in the same house a few days later, V.I. is pitched headlong into a local land-use battle with roots going back to the Civil War. She finds that today’s combatants are just as willing as opponents in the 1860s to kill to settle their differences. V.I.’s survival depends on keeping one step ahead of players in a game she never intended to play, before the clock runs down.

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  • ISBN: 9780063010932
  • ISBN: 0063010933
  • Physical Description: 384 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2024]

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Series numeration from
Subject: Warshawski, V.I. (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Women private investigators > Illinois > Chicago > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction
Opioid abuse > Fiction.
Drug trafficking > Fiction
Murder > Investigation > Fiction
Kansas > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative.


  • 2 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coplay Public Library FIC PAR (Text) 31961000289740 New Arrivals-Adult Fiction Available -
Emmaus Public Library FIC PARETSKY, SARA (Text) 36446002107707 New Adult Checked Out 05/28/2024
Lower Macungie Library FIC PAR (Text) 33400001624439 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 05/28/2024
Palmerton Area Library New Fic F P21 (Text) 65000000077109 Adult Fiction Checked Out 06/01/2024
Parkland Community Library F PAR (Text) 34422007417724 New Adult Fiction Checked Out 05/31/2024
Whitehall Township Public Library 14 DAY F PARETSKY, SARA (Text) 36305003011971 14 Day Book Checked Out 05/30/2024

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