The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

Paperback - 2009
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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 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 ancient markings of Cain.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2009.
Edition: 1st mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780446616140
Characteristics: xvii, 435 p. ; 18 cm.


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Oct 03, 2012

Jacket blurb looked promising, plot sounded intriguing, author has several other books published, so what a surprise to close the book and (metaphorically) toss it on the trash heap by the bottom of the hideously written first page. Laughably trite physical description of character - sorry to be harsh but yes, really, it was that bad.

Jul 04, 2012


May 15, 2012

If you like Meltzer's other books, you'll like this one too.

Feb 22, 2012

I first heard of this author on History Channel's Brad Meltzer Decoded. A couple of the shows were quite good so I picked up The Book of Lies (only book on the shelf at the Library). After 120 pages, I still had no idea what this story was about; every character is down/out or a victim and even the dog has a really bad day. I did, however, click on the Videos that mking suggested and chuckled out loud (produced by the author). At least we know he can laugh at himself.

Jan 28, 2012

This story resonated with me long after I had put the book down. The blending of fact and fiction surrounding one of pop cultures most enduring icons was terrific. An entertaining read to be sure.

Jul 26, 2011

I thought this book was really bad and specially disappointing considering the author has written some really good ones before. I guess nobody can always get it right

Jun 10, 2010

Check it out, Meltzer makes a "don't read my book" video. It's in the "video" tab to the right of this "comments" tab. Too funny.


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