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The Book of Lies ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ The Book of Lies By Brad Meltzer ❃ – Thomashillier.co.uk In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel 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 hi In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel 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 , 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 The Book Kindle - Cain s murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been foundToday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face to face with his own family tragedy his long missing father has been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel smurder But soon after their surprising reunion, Cal and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the ancient markings of CainSo begins the chase for the world s first murder weapon It is a race that will pull Cal back into his own past even as it propels him forward through the true story of Cain and Abel, an eighty year old unsolvable puzzle, and the deadly organization known for the past century as the LeadershipWhat 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 new thriller.


About the Author: Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers including The Tenth Justice, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, and The President s Shadow His newest book, The Escape Artist, debuted at on the bestseller listIn addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non Fiction The Book Kindle - History Decoded , Advice Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter , Children s Books I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln and even comic books Justice League of America , for which he won the prestigious Eisner AwardHis newest thriller, The Escape Artist, introduces Nola and Zig, brand new characters in a setting that will blow your mind you won t believe where the government let Brad go For now, we ll say this Nola is dead Everyone says she s dead But Jim Zig Zigarowski just found out the truth Nola is alive And on the run Together, Nola and Zig will reveal a centuries old secret that traces back the greatest escape artist of all Harry HoudiniRaised in Brooklyn and Miami, Brad is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School The Tenth Justice was his first published work and became an instant New York Times bestseller Dead Even followed a year later and also hit the New York Times bestseller list, as have all eight of his novels The First Counsel came next, which was about a White House lawyer dating the President s daughter, then The Millionaires, which was about two brothers who steal money and go on the run The Zero Game is about two Congressional staffers who are literally gambling on Congress The Book of Fate, is about a young presidential aide, a crazed assassin, and the year old code created by Thomas Jefferson that ties them together For authenticity, The Book of Fate, was researched with the help of former Presidents Clinton and Bush The Book of Lies, is about the missing murder weapon that Cain used to kill Abel, as well as the unsolved murder of Superman creator Jerry Siegel s father Brad is one of the only people to interview Jerry Siegel s family about the murder and, with his charitable site OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld, has been the driving force behind the movement to repair the house where Superman was createdHis book The Inner Circle and its sequels, The Fifth Assassin and The President s Shadow is based the idea that George Washington s personal spy ring still exists today A young archivist in the National Archives finds out the spy ring is still around He doesn t know who they work for but the greatest secret of the Presidency is about to be revealed While researching the book, former President George HW Bush also gave Brad, for the very first time, the secret letter he left for Bill Clinton in the Oval Office desk Oh, and yes, Brad was recruited by the Department of Homeland Security to brainstorm different ways that terrorists might attack the USHis books have spent over a year on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over languages, from Hebrew to Bulgarian Brad has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen s Celebrity, co wrote the swearing in oath for AmeriCorps, the national service program, and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice Before all of that, he got rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko sBrad currently lives in Florida with his wife, who s also an attorney.



10 thoughts on “The Book of Lies

  1. Jeff Jeff says:

    Two and half stars.I hate Nazis I hate them on principle and I hate them when they re used by a lazy writer as a convenient threat If I were a GIF guy, I would have inserted Harrison Ford Indiana Jones saying, I hate Nazis right about here Combine Nazis with the occult, as Meltzer does here, and you have the crappy TV fare that runs frequently on what my wife calls the Hitler channel As in Wife Are you watching the Hitler channel again Me This is a documentary on Pearl Harbor Wife Two and half stars.I hate Nazis I hate them on principle and I hate them when they re used by a lazy writer as a convenient threat If I were a GIF guy, I would have inserted Harrison Ford Indiana Jones saying, I hate Nazis right about here Combine Nazis with the occult, as Meltzer does here, and you have the crappy TV fare that runs frequently on what my wife calls the Hitler channel As in Wife Are you watching the Hitler channel again Me This is a documentary on Pearl Harbor Wife Still The Hitler channel Please put the baseball game on Now So we have, Nazis, the occult, ancient artifacts, Superman s creator, an estranged father and son, Cleveland, an ex minister, a gun that shoots hemlock, alligators, plot points that go nowhere, red herrings that don t go where you would expect, orphans, Cleveland, federal agents, Thules, some biblical stuff, andstrained coincidences than you can shake a stick at And Cleveland.Don t get me wrong, I don t mind coincidences Charles Dickens, one of my favorite authors, repeatedly used this literary device as his stock in trade At times, the coincidences unveil like your random, violent, mediocre television procedural NCIS, Criminal Minds, BJ and the Bear.For those readers looking for something approximating Meltzer s comic book work, I would suggest looking elsewhere This isn t a bad book, it was a relatively quick read, entertaining in spots and his tribute to Jerry Siegel s legacy as Superman s creator was laudable A character in this book talked about the concept of living one s life backwards, ala Benjamin Button Extending this idea to reading books, no matter how crappy the book, you ll always be happy and excited when encountering a book, because by living your life in reverse it will always be before you started reading it, when your experience was full of hope and anticipation To be accurate, she didn t say Please


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    Maniacal sect of villains working around the clock to get in motion obscure biblical plots stretching through the centuris Eww.Q Roosevelt, I m trying hard to not be paranoid I really am But now my long lost father just happens to be bleeding in the one park that just happens to be on the homeless route of his long abandoned son, who just happens to ve worked at the one place that just happens to be holding on to the one package that he just happens to be trying to pick up Forget the design Maniacal sect of villains working around the clock to get in motion obscure biblical plots stretching through the centuris Eww.Q Roosevelt, I m trying hard to not be paranoid I really am But now my long lost father just happens to be bleeding in the one park that just happens to be on the homeless route of his long abandoned son, who just happens to ve worked at the one place that just happens to be holding on to the one package that he just happens to be trying to pick up Forget the designer shoes that s a helluva lotta happenstance, with an extra large order of coincidence c Q Life is filled with trapdoors c Q You need to understand something Cal in this world, we re not humans having a divine experience We re divine beings having a human experience c Q We all live best in our imaginations c Q Tell your story.That s the secret of immortality The one true way to live forever c Q The problem is, the last time I stood around and did nothing, I lost my mom I could ve helpedcould ve run forwardBut I didn t c Q Tonight s bullet wound was nothing The sharpest pains in life come from our own swords c Q


  3. Michael Michael says:

    Give Brad Metlzer props for his ambition Some writers would be content to merely create a conspiracy laden story about the first murder in history, that of Abel by his brother Cain Others would be intrigued to explore the alleged murder of Mitchell Seigel and how that lead to the creation of the most recognized superhero in the world, Superman The Book of Lies focues on the mysteries surrounding both deaths and the impact they have on the life of our hero, Cal Harper Years ago, Cal s mothe Give Brad Metlzer props for his ambition Some writers would be content to merely create a conspiracy laden story about the first murder in history, that of Abel by his brother Cain Others would be intrigued to explore the alleged murder of Mitchell Seigel and how that lead to the creation of the most recognized superhero in the world, Superman The Book of Lies focues on the mysteries surrounding both deaths and the impact they have on the life of our hero, Cal Harper Years ago, Cal s mother was killed in a fight with his father Dad went to jail and Cal was orphaned, losing all contact with his father until one fateful night While out on a round for the homeless shelter he works at, Cal finds his father, shot and bleeding Cal takes him to the hospital and before long is caught up in a vast conspiracy involving the original creators of Superman and the question of just what exactly was the mark of Cain Meltzer keeps the pace of The Book of Lies fast enough that despite some absurd and crazy plot twists, that it s easy to go with the flow and not say, Oh come on now This is the book equivalent of a pop corn movie just sit back and enjoy the fun and don t overthink it I know..that s hard for me, but I did it If you do that, you ll probably enjoy this a great deal I did and while it may not be the best book I ve ever read and stick with me years from now, I had a lot of fun reading it Meltzer has a great writing style that is fun and the momentum of the story kept the plot moving.About the only detail that really took me out of the book was the revelation of who is behind the plot But it wasn t enough to ruin this one for me


  4. Meg Meg says:

    Oh man, I wanted so very much to like this book Honestly, it s in a no man s land between 2 stars It was OK and 3 I liked it I liked parts I love adore the concept But the execution does NOT match the level of expectation I have.It s not that Meltzer is a bad writer The closest and easiest also laziest comparison that you could make to this book would be Dan Brown s Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons take something ingrained in the public consciousness and give it an elaborate back Oh man, I wanted so very much to like this book Honestly, it s in a no man s land between 2 stars It was OK and 3 I liked it I liked parts I love adore the concept But the execution does NOT match the level of expectation I have.It s not that Meltzer is a bad writer The closest and easiest also laziest comparison that you could make to this book would be Dan Brown s Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons take something ingrained in the public consciousness and give it an elaborate back story And this one is stupendous connecting the creation of Superman to the story of Cain and Abel Overall though, Meltzer is a better writer, just stylistically Although someone please explain to me why chapters that are 1.5 2 pages long are considered ok in the world of thrillers, because seriously, I do not understand The characters and the plotting can t live up to this epic idea though The twists and turns of who The Prophet a mole leaking info to the bad guys are ok but the problem is, I was just convinced that Meltzer was convinced that his readers were stupid and had to really SPELL IT OUT, instead of thinking that perhaps it was a red herring I just imagine this idea in the hands of Chabon or Gaiman, and weep a little for what might have been Oh, and I listed Joss Whedon as who recommended it to me, because had he not been in the trailer, I would not have read it


  5. Eric Eric says:

    Having never read Brad Meltzer before, the dust jacket art and title intrigued me enough to try it out Now having read it, said Huh , then looked at other reviewers comments I might try another Meltzer, but will have to rest before the attempt He can definitely tell a story, but this one didn t always make much sense I can suspend belief for stretches, but at some point my fantasy meter gets pegged and I must return to an earth bound reality.


  6. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    This is the first novel I ve read by Mr Meltzer It wasn t really an auspicious beginning The novel here revolves around a supposed conspiracy that ties together the murder of Able by his brother Cain and the murder of Jerry Siegel s the creator of Superman father.The problem here is something I ve said about other books and something i plan to say about the book I picked up just after this one There s just too much book for the story it tells We are involved here with a series apparently This is the first novel I ve read by Mr Meltzer It wasn t really an auspicious beginning The novel here revolves around a supposed conspiracy that ties together the murder of Able by his brother Cain and the murder of Jerry Siegel s the creator of Superman father.The problem here is something I ve said about other books and something i plan to say about the book I picked up just after this one There s just too much book for the story it tells We are involved here with a series apparently of father son stories and the emotional angst that goes with it Tie in a convoluted conspiracy theory a homicidal maniac and about a ton of clichesmix well add reams superfluous dialogue and you have the book Oh also complete with a dash of weak climax ending.and THEN you have the book.So, not terrible I got tired of it This was aggravated by the fact that he used one of the cliches I find particularly annoying This is the character who is so sure of everything they NEVER listen We also get the character who made one big mistake that ruined his life and NO ONE will let him live it down.Does anyone remember an old TV series from the 1960s called Branded The story of a cavalry officer accused of cowardice at the Battle of the Little Big Horn The plot of each episode revolved around him running into someone who d lost a husband, a child, a cousin or someone in the battle I think possibly a horse he met lost a foal there to, and had it in for him One was left with the feeling that there had to have been thousands of men killed if everybody had a relative or loved one thereand they re all obsessed with not letting Jason McCord our hero get on with his life.Same here This guy will NEVER be allowed to live down his mistakeEVER.Oh well Like I said I don t hate the book, but I did find it slow The conspiracy was an interesting idea with some nice turns in it s uncovering but it was smothered in a lumbering story filled with emotional overindulgence and the same ground being covered multiple times Not great.Some like this onethan me of course as is always the case As always with borderline reads I suggest that if have a doubt you try it yourself As for me, I have one other Meltzer book on hold at the library I may get it, not sure yet If I do my hoe is I like it better


  7. Holly Holly says:

    This book was absolutely fantasic The pages just flew by I read it in a day and a half because I had such a hard time putting it down I kept telling myself that I d only read onechapter and that d be it..ha That sure didn t work The book was smart, fast paced, and every chapter left me wantingI just had to find out what happened and what it all meant I think his Decoded show is fasinating, and this book was no diffenrent.If you haven t read this book, I suggest you give it This book was absolutely fantasic The pages just flew by I read it in a day and a half because I had such a hard time putting it down I kept telling myself that I d only read onechapter and that d be it..ha That sure didn t work The book was smart, fast paced, and every chapter left me wantingI just had to find out what happened and what it all meant I think his Decoded show is fasinating, and this book was no diffenrent.If you haven t read this book, I suggest you give it a try I don t think you ll be disappointed


  8. Christopher Christopher says:

    Joss Whedon led me astry when he was in a commercial for this Juvenile plot with two dimensional characters that somehow seem to bust conspiracies with the power of Google and Wkipaedia The characters just run into answers without showing any skill in acquiring them I didn t hate this book but I didn t enjoy it either It does leave me wondering why its popular though.


  9. Beth Cato Beth Cato says:

    This New York Times Bestseller offers a compelling premise a close tie between the creation of Superman and Cain s murder of his brother Abel that in the end suffered due to a predictable ending and strained tension return return In modern day Fort Lauderdale, Cal Harper is forced to confront his past when he finds his estranged father bleeding out in a park The former ICE agent is curious that his father holds a shipping manifest, and seems all too tight lipped about the past decade of his This New York Times Bestseller offers a compelling premise a close tie between the creation of Superman and Cain s murder of his brother Abel that in the end suffered due to a predictable ending and strained tension return return In modern day Fort Lauderdale, Cal Harper is forced to confront his past when he finds his estranged father bleeding out in a park The former ICE agent is curious that his father holds a shipping manifest, and seems all too tight lipped about the past decade of his life since leaving prison When a sinister man named Ellis arrives and manipulates the father and son like chess pieces, it s all they can do to survive and run To Cleveland Because Superman s creator is somehow connected to his father s shooting and this man named Ellis, and the race is on to find the Book of Lies return return I will say one big thing in favor of this book it s a fast read The chapters are short, and the action pushes along quickly Much of the tension feels contrived because of a lack of information The viewpoint switches between characters, including the villainous Ellis, and yet everyone seems to learn the same information at the exact same times Convenient for the story, and grating on the intellect None of the characters feels fully realized, not even Cal with his first person narrative The behind the scenes villain is frustratingly obvious from the very beginning return return I admit, I had higher expectations for this book Rather silly of me, I know It does raise some interesting questions about the murder of Mitchell Siegel in 1932, and how that likely inspired his son to create a bullet proof superhero I enjoyed that background information when the genuine facts came into play But how everything pieces together Meh This one will be traded in as soon as possible


  10. Katie Katie says:

    People actually pay money for this drivel I ve read better writing from 8th graders Meltzer displays just about every amateur writing trait that I can think of he s really heavy on exposition he withholds information that the point of view character knows, just to artificially create false tension his dialog sounds like it comes straight from a soap opera he relies on melodrama instead of actual drama his characters are one dimensional stock fare that do not act or talk like real people People actually pay money for this drivel I ve read better writing from 8th graders Meltzer displays just about every amateur writing trait that I can think of he s really heavy on exposition he withholds information that the point of view character knows, just to artificially create false tension his dialog sounds like it comes straight from a soap opera he relies on melodrama instead of actual drama his characters are one dimensional stock fare that do not act or talk like real people he feels the need to explicitly state every character realization for the reader, as if the reader isn t intelligent enough to understand what is going onthe list goes on and on Horrible.To be fair, I think there was a partially decent story buried somewhere in the terrible, amateur writing Oh well.After the book, there is the audiobook I ve said it before, I ll say it again I hate Scott Brick as an audiobook reader He reads everything in this melodramatic Colt Malt Liquor voice, and he has no concept of how actual people talk I hate his voice every time I listen to a book he has read Additionally, this production incomprehensibly added some weird, annoying music at irregular intervals and dramatic moments It was awful, truly awful.PS Someone needs to tell Meltzer that the Library of Congress does not use the Dewey Decimal System Don t be ignorant, dude It takes 2 seconds to Google that little detail


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