Book: Days of Perdition

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Wow, Book 6 already.  Seems like just yesterday that I was working on the first Voodoo Plague, which by the way was mostly written in hotels and airport waiting areas.  It’s been an incredible year, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for my little band of survivors.

As always, a sincere thank you to everyone who has taken the time to email me or leave a post or message on Facebook.  I love hearing from you, and appreciate the wonderful comments as well as the constructive criticism.  I really do take it all in and it has affected both the story line and my writing style. 

To Katie, thank you for your unwavering faith and support, as well as your input.  For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you know where the idea for the casino came from.  For those who don’t… 

A few months ago I was up early and sitting on the patio with Dog, enjoying my first coffee of the day.  Katie walked outside and immediately called me an asshole. 

“What?”  I asked, putting on my best innocent look. 

“I had a nightmare that I was trapped in a casino, being attacked by survivors and infected, and it’s all your fault.”  She answered, and that’s when I knew there was an abandoned casino scene coming.

So… Roach is gone.  Finally.  It was time, and oh so satisfying to write his demise.  Yes, I couldn’t resist a little poetic justice for the asshole, but in a strange way I’ll miss him.  I had thought about maybe doing something with him where he has a change of heart and saves the day.  Kind of like the Grinch or Gollum, but in the end decided it was more fun to send him out with his ass in a sling (yes – pun intended).

Finally, to answer the most commonly asked question when I release a new book, yes there will be another book in the series.  No, I don’t know yet if it will be the final one or not.  I’ve always said I’ll end the series when the story ends, not stretch it out just to keep publishing books.  I probably won’t know until I start work on Book 7.

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Thanks again for reading!

Dirk Patton

January 2015


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