The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies Review

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.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his own family tragedy: his long-missing father has been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But soon after their surprising reunion, Cal and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the ancient markings of Cain.

So begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon. It is a race that will pull Cal back into his own past even as it propels him forward through the true story of Cain and Abel, an eighty-year-old unsolvable puzzle, and the deadly organization known for the past century as the Leadership.

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 new thriller.

Title:The Book of Lies
Edition Language:English

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  • Jeff

    Two and half stars.I hate Nazis. I hate them on principle and I hate them when they’re used by a lazy writer as a convenient threat. (If I were a GIF guy, I would have inserted Harrison Ford/Indiana...

  • ?Misericordia? ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ?????? ????

    Maniacal sect of villains working around the clock to get in motion obscure biblical plots stretching through the centuris. Eww.Q:“Roosevelt, I’m trying hard to not be paranoid. I really am. But n...

  • Michael

    Give Brad Metlzer props for his ambition. Some writers would be content to merely create a conspiracy laden story about the first murder in history, that of Abel by his brother Cain. Others would be i...

  • Meg

    Oh man, I wanted so very much to like this book. Honestly, it's in a no man's land between 2 stars (It was OK) and 3 (I liked it). I liked parts. I love/adore the concept. But the execution does NOT m...

  • Eric

    Having never read Brad Meltzer before, the dust jacket art and title intrigued me enough to try it out. Now having read it, said "Huh?", then looked at other reviewers' comments - I might try another ...

  • Christopher

    Joss Whedon led me astry when he was in a commercial for this. Juvenile plot with two dimensional characters that somehow seem to bust conspiracies with the power of Google and Wkipaedia. The characte...

  • Mike (the Paladin)

    This is the first novel I've read by Mr. Meltzer. It wasn't really an auspicious beginning. The novel here revolves around a supposed conspiracy that ties together the murder of Able by his brother Ca...

  • Michael

    I chose to read this book because of Meltzer's research into the events behind the creation of Superman. This research would have made a very interesting nonfiction book, but the author chose to surro...

  • Holly

    This book was absolutely fantasic. The pages just flew by. I read it in a day and a half because I had such a hard time putting it down. I kept telling myself that I'd only read one more chapter and t...

  • Beth Cato

    This New York Times Bestseller offers a compelling premise--a close tie between the creation of Superman and Cain's murder of his brother Abel--that in the end suffered due to a predictable ending and...