One of the first releases from New Pulp Press (there are several) is Loser Friendly. Cassidy is a "recovery agent," sort of like Travis McGee, and in fact the Cassidy novellas are pretty much an homage to McGee and some of the other Gold Medal characters. And to Gold Medal books, themselves. In this case, Cassidy's asked by an old flame to recover a movie script. Cassidy knows better than to get involved with her again, but he does, and, sure enough, it was a mistake. Gunplay, sex, and lots of action ensue.
It all plays out very well. Cassidy's an engaging narrator, and he has a sense of humor. The action never flags, and there are a couple of nice twists in the plot before it's wrapped up. The books are a buck ninety-nine. Check 'em out.