For good measure, Sal has just finished a private investigator course, and carries a gun: as we should expect, the weapon in the hands of a fool who thinks himself a sharp sleuth will create nothing but trouble. And it does. The two get in trouble immediately, as Pissy is robbed by gangsters. Sal is quick to shoot and Pissy gets a non-life threatening wound in his head during the skirmish.
His sense of humour, though, does not leave him even in the emergency room, where his romance with a young and pretty female doctor starts. “’Hello Gentlemen,” she says, glancing at her clipboard, "which one of you has the hole in his head?" The erotic scene between Pissy and the doctor is charming, but is still connected to the funny spirit of the story:
“Looking up, I silently thank God for this evening of pleasure amongst all the bullshit He's serving me lately." Even the sexy scene of undressing has its humorous moment, when the doctor notices his gun: "You've had a gun in your pants this whole time? I thought not wearing underwear was hot, but that's gotta top it."
Sometimes Dirty Work has a bizarre twist; however, even then it is believable and makes you wonder what is going to happen next. There is blood, car racing, and other spicy ingredients, where the two fools discover their guts and smarts, which helps them out of problematic situations, but, of course, their foolishness ends up putting them into more trouble. The story ends on an optimistic note. Perhaps the characters gain some wisdom from their terrible experience, and they deserve a brief break before their life starts on a different footing.
I give this novel 4 stars.