Skirt chasing, wise cracking, dysfunctional Private Investigator Dev Haskell leaves his usual stool at the Spot Bar to take on what looks like a cakewalk job, providing protection for Mr. Swirlee. Turns out, however, Mr. Swirlee is anything but… He’s a ruthless ‘entrepreneur’ with a flash temper, a mean streak a mile wide, and a laundry list of people who want to do him in including a sex crazed girlfriend named Lola. Things go from bad to worse until Dev enlists the help of former client, sometime friend and felon, Tony “Dog” Colli.
Murder, mayhem, romance, double cross and bodies follow in their wake. Just an average week in the St. Paul your mother warned you about, delivered with a healthy serving of the bizarre. A fast paced tale of bottom feeders and criminal class, Mr. Swirlee is another journey through the screwed up world that is Dev Haskell’s life.