The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies

eBook - 2008
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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 Pub., 2008
Edition: 1st eBook ed
ISBN: 9780446542197
0446542199
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook

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VRMurphy
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.

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torna001
Jul 04, 2012

godawful..

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ljz0408
May 15, 2012

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

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Liselara
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.

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writer13
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.

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rahmmie
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

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mking
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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