Author(s): Elmore Leonard
'Comfort to the Enemy' is a dazzling novel in three parts by the 'crime writer's crime writer' Elmore Leonard. The stories chart the beginning, middle and mature career of legendary lawman, Carl Webster. 'Comfort to the Enemy' begins with the investigation of a murder at a German POW camp in Oklahoma. The bank robbers of the 1920s are gone. Carl has married Louly, who has joined the Marines, and he has also done a tour of duty. Oklahoma is full of POW camps with crewmen and grenadiers from the Afrika Korps. Jurgen Schrenk is a young captain who escapes with some frequency and is well-liked by many of the native Oklahomans. He's fallen in love with a girl by the name of Shemane, a sexy beauty and gangster's moll who lives at home with her mother. Jurgen makes a successful escape with the help of Shemane, and Carl promises her he'll help the lovers at the war's end if it's possible. However, Jurgen may be a spy, and Carl may pursue him to Detroit, a place Jurgen has lived and a place in which arms are being manufactured.