Gumshoe Casefiles: Case 133
Half-assed PI, Frank Peterson, is on the case of a missing pair of statuettes, stolen from a corrupt politician (who knew such a thing existed?). He doesn't like art, especially when it's made of ivory, but he's all for pay-checks. Ideally big ones, with zeros on the end. Crap cars don't pay for themselves.
(Short story number two in the Gumshoe Casefiles series.)