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 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.
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 anicent 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.
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This is the first book that I have listened that was written by this author. It seemed as if a lot of research was done to make this story seem real.
Meltzer has fused a so-so character story with a not very plausible/interesting Da Vinci Code like link of historical mystery and modern day quests for a secret. The plot twists were pretty predictable. The naration is good and it is worth the listen, but a great book it is not.
But the publisher is still trying to get it out. Stock characters,boring plot. I have no idea why I keep trying with this guy. Scott Brick's fine as usual... If they'd have Dick Hill read it then I WOULD be able to turn it off.
This was a neverending thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat, always anxious to get back to my audio player to see what happens next. Excellent listen, well worth it!
Gave one star review for the excellent performance by Scott Brick...
Wish I could get my money back for this one!!??
The name says it all. A book of lies! Superman meets Cain who slew Abel and was rewarded instead of punished and other biblical silliness. If you are a republican zealot, you may make some sense of this. But should you have a brain, avoid it.
Everyone else sums this up pretty well, but here's something new. The narrator, Scott Brick, sounds like Calculon from Futurama. At some points, he sounds a lot like Vincent Price, who is actually referenced in the text. Spooky.
I enjoyed listening to this book from start to finish. I usually on listen to audio books when driving or walking my dogs. I couldn't wait unitl I got to the end. It was very surprising.
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