The Book of Lies (Unabridged) [Unabridged Fiction]
by Brad Meltzer
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Brad Meltzer - author of the number-one New York Times best seller 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.
A real page-turner
This review is of the actual paper book, but I'll assume the audiobook is of the same or better quality as the audiobook version of Brad Meltzer's "The Millionaires", which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's a tall order, tying in three different stories: Cain's long-ago murder of his brother Abel, the still unsolved slaying of Jerry Siegel's father Mitchell in 1932, and the seemingly unrelated modern-day tale of Cal Harper and his long-estranged father, but Meltzer definitely pulls it off. The story moves at a rapid pace, but there's some solid character development, not just of Cal and his mysterious nemesis, Ellis, but also the supporting cast members. It's a great read, with lots of twists and turns, building its mystery up to its satisfying climax and even more satisfying conclusion.
Once again Brad Meltzer delivers! White knuckle reading.....
As with EVERY previous book, Brad keeps us on the edge of our seat. What an amazing pair of events to tie together.....Keep 'em coming!
Very good book...holds interest till the last suspenseful word.
I give it 4 stars since it's not QUITE as good as a few other books, but it's definitely worth checking out. With more twists and turns than I can count, The Book of Lies will have to thinking, even when you're not listening/reading! One of the better mystery novels I've listened to this year and a must for anyone who likes suspense, twists, intertwining plots, gripping dialogue and a tasteful dash of action.