Up in Honey's Room - Carl Webster, Bk 2 Author:Elmore Leonard Sweet Honey Deal's not sure what compelled her to marry Walter Schoen, possibly the most boring man on Earth. So she quickly rectified the situation by leaving the dour German-born butcher to start a new life. A good thing, too, now that America's at war with Adolf Hitler and Walter's loyalty to his adopted country was always questio... more »nable. Even better, now U.S. Marshal Carl Webster wants to come up to Honey's room for an official "chat" . . . and for something more intimate, if Honey has anything to say about it.
The feds' legendary "Hot Kid," Carl's hunting two German POWs who escaped from an Oklahoma internment camp. Maybe Honey's estranged hubby knows something. Maybe Honey knows something. Maybe Carl can stay faithful to his wife. Or maybe they're all about to get tangled up -- along with a sultry Ukrainian spy and her transvestite manservant -- in a nutty assassination plot that can't possibly succeed . . .« less
Interesting plot with colorful characters. This audiobook was enhanced greatly by its reader, Arliss Howard (Kyle on AMC's Rubicon) whose voice and varied, masterful German, Russian and Texas accents keeps the listener's attention. Books of this type are not my favorite genre but I truly did enjoy nearly everything about this one.
This was Leonard's followup to The Hot Kid which I just finished a few days ago. In this one, it's 1945 and U.S. Marshal Carl Webster goes to Detroit after a couple of escaped German POWs. While there, he meets Honey Deal who was married to Walter Schoen, a German who could have been Heinreich Himmler's identical twin. He and Himmler were born on the same day in the same hospital in Germany and Walter also has the same Nazi ideology. Walter is hatching a big plan to do something for the Fuehrer on his birthday. In the mean time, a group of Nazi spies are also active in the city. Honey may know something about the Nazis or she may just be after Carl.
This was a rather light-weight novel by Leonard. It was sometimes comic and was an easy read but I prefer his more gritty crime stories. Only a slight recommendation for this one.