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The "Hot Kid" of the U.S. Marshals Service, Carl Webster maintains the law with a cool, showdown attitude. He's one of the richest creations in Elmore Leonard's half century of delivering the goods. From his appearances in the critically acclaimed novels The Hot Kid and Up in Honey's Room, Carl returns to lay down the law in a novella that originally appeared as a serial in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
The title novella—plus two Carl Webster short stories—traces Carl's career from his run-in with 1930's gangsters to his investigation of a murder at a German POW camp in Oklahoma. This time it's Carl against war-seasoned Afrika Korps Nazis. With its pitch-perfect dialogue, compelling characters, and classic charm, Comfort to the Enemy is vintage Leonard.
Elmore Leonard wrote forty-five novels and nearly as many western and crime short stories across his highly successful career that spanned more than six decades. Some of his bestsellers include Road Dogs, Up in Honey’s Room, The Hot Kid, Mr. Paradise, Tishomingo Blues, and the critically acclaimed collection of short stories Fire in the Hole. Many of his books have been made into movies, including Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Rum Punch, which became Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. Justified, the hit series from FX, is based on Leonard’s character Raylan Givens, who appears in Riding the Rap, Pronto, Raylan and the short story “Fire in the Hole”. He was a recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Lifetime Achievement Award from PEN USA, and the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America. He was known to many as the ‘Dickens of Detroit’ and was a long-time resident of the Detroit area.
Nice sequel to `The Hot Kid' (2005) and 'Up in Honey's Room' (2008) about Deputy US Marshall Carl Webster. Read morePublished 16 months ago by P. A. Doornbos
This is a collection of three Carl Webster stories. Comfort to the Enemy is very good, but the other two stories are excerpts from The Hot Kid, that have been presented as... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Vtcellar
Stories packaged in such a way as to provide context that helps bring the characters history into view. We can see where "Raylan" came from. Entertaining and well written. Read morePublished 24 months ago by John Bowes
As an avowed Leonard fan, I was pleased with the book and the fact that I got it so promptly, with no hassle.Published on August 24, 2011 by Peter B. Copps