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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: Unabridged 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. 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 ancient markings of Cain. 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 thriller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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

  • Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci. People
  • “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 (audio review)

  • “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 isengrossing and well worth one’s time.”


  • “[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

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeff | 2/9/2014

    " After a 19 year absence, Cal Harper finds his father in a park with a fresh gun shot, entangling him in a deadly plot to solve an ancient mystery. It's The Da Vinci Code but replace Leonardo Da Vinci with Jerry Siegel, the creator of Superman, and instead of the secret of Holy Grail, Cal Harper is looking for the Cain's murder weapon, which turns out not to be a weapon at all. Appeals: fast paced; suspenseful; short cliffhanger chapters from alternating perspectives; biblical conspiracy theories, and a partially true the history of the origin of Superman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sean | 2/8/2014

    " Wanted to love this book, as both a conspirancy geek and comic book geek. It failed me on both accounts. More like a 2 1/2 star rating. enjoyed it enough to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erica Goulding | 2/6/2014

    " I don't know how he did it...weaving the bible and Superman together...but it worked. I enjoyed the book but mostly because I wanted to find out how the connection would carry throughout the entire storyline. What an imagination! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jason | 1/28/2014

    " The only reason this book gets two stars is because the ending adds a bit of depth to the character of Cal and his father. However, that is in the last 50 pages. The previous pages are filled with shallow characters, conveniently placed plot devices, and dubious motives. An interesting concept that was poorly executed. "

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