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Review: The Book of Lies

September 20, 2008

Cal Harper works for a shelter, picking up the homeless around Fort Lauderdale.  During his rounds one night, he finds his estranged father with a gunshot wound.  It turns out that his father was shot with the same gun that was used in the murder of Mitchell Siegel, the father of Superman’s creator.  Cal and his father find themselves racing against time and a murderer to find the world’s first murder weapon – the one Cain used to kill Abel.  You’re probably wondering what that has to do with Mitchell Siegel’s murder, but Brad Meltzer does an incredible job tying the two together.

The Book of Lies by Brad Meltzer is a non-stop action thriller.  While I was reading this book, I had to remind myself that it is a work of fiction with some facts thrown in.  Meltzer grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept it throughout the book.  This book has lots of twists and turns with some Biblical references, a secret society and Superman thrown in for good measure.  Anyone who enjoys thrillers will enjoy this book.

Come back tomorrow for a giveaway of The Book of Lies.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2008 12:21 pm

    Kathy, this one sounds soooooo good.

    Marcia at The Printed Page kindly sent me a copy and I’m so excited to read it.

  2. September 20, 2008 12:39 pm

    I gave you an award 🙂 Here it is, don’t feel obligated to participate, I just wanted you to know I love your blog 🙂

  3. September 20, 2008 2:14 pm

    “…a non-stop action thriller.” Wow! Sounds like a must read. I have never read anything by this author, but I love the genre. 🙂

  4. September 20, 2008 3:10 pm

    Brad Meltzer is an author I keep meaning to try, and this one sounds like a great novel. I will have to keep an eye out for it. Thanks for the great review!

  5. September 20, 2008 9:37 pm

    I haven’t tried Meltzer. In fact, I had a couple of his books and I’m pretty sure they ended up swapped at PBS. Darn. This one sounds terrific.

  6. September 22, 2008 11:03 am

    I enjoyed your review, and the post above, detailing info gleaned from your conference call with Brad Meltzer. I haven’t read any of his books, but your notes, along with the hysterical book trailer on his web site, draw me in!

    (thanks for your note about updating your links!)

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