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.