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The Book of Lies
The Book of Lies
Author: Brad Meltzer
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 w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446616140
ISBN-10: 0446616141
Publication Date: 6/1/2009
Pages: 464
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 131 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Brad Meltzer has the idea of a quick and fun read down pat. If you like suspense thrillers, thrown in with a religious backdrop, and oh not to mention the Superman comic book, then you will fly (no pun intended) through this and enjoy every moment of it. Highly recommend if you like a lighter version of The DaVinci Code -- very entertaining and if you are traveling for work or pleasure, this is a fun book to while away the time.
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Helpful Score: 5
Excellent book, not like the typical Meltzer book, not full of the legal and corporate drama, more like Julia Navaro. A good gripping historical religious story line with a comic book twist, certainly an original story. Definitely worth waiting on the wish list.
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Helpful Score: 5
It took me a while to get into this book but I stayed with it. I began to have a lot of questions - but no answers and gradually the answers came; I got hooked and had to keep going until the end - which left me with more questions. This is a story of finding the mark of Cain and Superman, but also it's about relationships and forgiveness. After saying all that, it is a good read.
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Helpful Score: 4
While the author notes it was a story he wanted to tell for quite some time, I wasn't as pleased with this book as his others. If you are a fan of the legal/financial thrillers of Brad Meltzer's past, this is going to be a significant change from what you are accustomed from him. It's an interesting story, just different and going into that is needed, I think, to avoid disappointment.
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought this was one of the best of Meltzer's books. Fast-paced, intriguing, with engaging characters... not to be missed!
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Disappointing ending after a very good buildup.
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the books ok, but i'm not crazy about it.
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This is sort of a mystery, a thriller, and a 'quest' novel. They're on the trail of the world's first murder weapon...

From back cover:
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 gunshots. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. The gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found...
Until now.
Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper encounters his long-missing father, who's been shot with a gun that killed Mitchell Siegel in 1932. But soon after that reunion, Cal and his father are attacked by a killer tattooed with the ancient markings of Cain. What does Cain, hsitory'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? What is the deadly truth?


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