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Publisher's Summary

Brad Meltzer - author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Book of Fate - returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date.

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.

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 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.

©2008 Forty-Four Steps, Inc. (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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  • Steve
  • Kinston, NC, United States
  • 10-14-08

Much less than expected

It only takes a few words to tell this wasn't very good. Not even good. A struggle to continue and with a plot as limp as a dishrag. The reader was excellent however, and my favorite part was when he stopped.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tama
  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 09-28-08

Over the Top

I love Scott Brick and will listen to just about anything he reads...but was I dissapointed here. The plot was sooooo far fetched and outlandish it was beyond belief. I had to struggle to get through it...save Scott for a better read.

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  • JoAnn
  • MILLVILLE, NJ, United States
  • 09-18-08

Disappointing

Gave one star review for the excellent performance by Scott Brick...
Wish I could get my money back for this one!!??

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Deep River, CT, USA
  • 10-08-08

Amazingly Bad

Incredibly stupid and juvenile. This is a best selling author? I fear for our nation .

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen
  • Huntington, AR, USA
  • 09-19-08

Great book!

I loved this book! Very interesting, kept me guessing to the end!

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brad meltzer always entertains

I had read this book years ago. bought it on clearance at barnes and noble. this was my first introduction to brad meltzer. the overall story is good, with a solid and interesting plot. there are some slow points but overall its good.

bought the audio book since I wanted to "read" it again. the narrator was ok. didn't make me hate the book but didn't add much to it. worth the listen, especially when working.

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Fantastic

loved story and Scott Brick! I've sought out another book by Brad,narrated by Scott, yay!

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Very good listen! Fan fiction of Superman's created and how he came to be.

Very good listen! It's a Fan fiction of Superman's created and how he came to be.

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just awesome!

a true story within a story. I can't wait to go and do my own research on this. wow.

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suspenseful

Brad Meltzer is up there with the best. I thought it was good and kept me guessing. And of course, there's Scott Brick. Can't beat that.