The Book of Lies
Brad Meltzer--author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate--returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date. In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain... show more
Brad Meltzer--author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate--returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date. In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.Until now.Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon.What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller
Publish date: September 2nd 2008
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
With such a title and rather enticing synopsis, this book had me expecting something along the lines of the search for the Spear of Destiny: with hidden, cryptic and intriguing clues -- well, there was some of that, but even so, not very compelling ones. Mostly, it referenced 'Superman' and its crea...
So this wasn't as good as the other Brad Meltzer books I have read; and I have only read the Beecher series thus far (so really only 2 books).I read this in one sitting, pretty quick read. Like his style of writing still.Don't get me wrong, the possibility of the comic Superman and the ancient story...
More like a 2.5 but I was feeling generous :P
Fast-moving escapist junk fiction, good for when you need something very light and easy.
Really 4.5 stars. Thoroughly enjoyed this book, though some of the stuff was either a little hard to believe or over-played