Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Book of Lies

Super. Brad Meltzer’s latest novel, The Book of Lies, takes readers on a somewhat convulted journey from Cleveland to the biblical story of Cain and Abel, with lots of work in the middle centered on the relationship between fathers and sons. Protagonist Cal Harper is a former government agent and current advocate for the homeless. One night he encounters a homeless man who turns out to be his estranged father, Lloyd. Before we know it, they’re on a journey to Cleveland to the former home of Jerry Seigel, the creator of Superman, whose father was killed when Jerry was a boy. They’re searching for a missing book, The Book of Lies, which may have the answer to what weapon Cain used to kill Abel, and what might have been the genesis of the Superman comic. With a nod to Dan Brown and the Da Vinci code genre, The Book of Lies provides a few hours of entertainment for those readers who can leap across the many chasms in the plot.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)

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