Hot Bullets for Love, by Gentry Nyland (epub/Kindle/pdf)
Joe South was a pretty good detective but he’d been a little careless and lost his license. That made it tough because Joe had two dependents—a punch-drunk pug named Kierney and the suave, aristocratic Englishman who called himself David Carton. Then there was May Sands, provocative and independent New York model. Joe didn’t support her, but that wasn’t because he didn’t want to.
So you can see why Joe South was a pushover for any sort of job, especially one dangling a fee of seven hundred bucks. What the lawyer Van Pelt told him to do sounded so easy, just keeping a rich young kid out of trouble! However…
Joe made two mistakes: thinking the job was easy and drinking a Mickey Finn. He woke up so involved in a murder that the question wasn’t whether he was going to burn, but when.