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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Meltzer Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Cain kills Abel in Chapter Four of the Bible. 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 Michell 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. 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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci. People
  • Meet the next John Grisham. --- Miami Herald
  • “In The Book of Lies, novelist/poet Brad Meltzer interlaces the story of Cain and the story behind Superman and brings them kicking and screaming into our own time.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Scott Brick works the diverse range of character voices well and remains masterful at drawing out the text. His pauses, hesitations, and voice breaks provide an added level of suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Readers] with a taste for international conspiracies, religion-spouting bad guys, and identity-switching will enjoy this fast ride that leaves some solid and intriguing questions in the wake of its driving plot.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Meltzer’s novel is an intriguing collection of overlapping stories and themes...Scott Brick...gives an...animated performance filled with raw emotions and taut pacing. Brick captures the book’s intense mood during long narrative passages, employing an insistent forcefulness, seemingly without taking a breath...The story is...engrossing and well worth one’s time.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bigjoe70 | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed the codes and webs that connected characters. However, the story moves slowly and is redundent at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/1/2014

    " If The DaVinci Code was about Superman instead of the Holy Grail, it would be this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Wendy | 1/29/2014

    " so, i like dan brown and thought this sounded like it would be similar to his style. umm...too similar in a very sucky way. tries WAY too hard to be dan brown's little protege. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian | 1/25/2014

    " By far THE best fiction book I have ever read. "

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