Monday, June 20, 2011

The Book of Lies

The Book of Lies
by Brad Meltzer
Grand Central Pub., 2008. 336 pgs. Fiction

Cal Harper is a former federal who now spends his days rounding out homeless people and trying to keep them out of trouble. When his latest homeless victim turns out to be his father--whom Cal hasn't seen since he went to prison for killing Cal's mother--Cal's life turns upside down, especially when it turns out that Lloyd (his father), has a shipment containing a coffin that includes a corpse and an address: the house of Superman's creator. And when a phony cop with a tattoo from a secret sect that believes the mark given to Cain was actually a gift from God, not punishment, shows that he's willing to killing them to get the shipment, Cal has to figure out what they're even looking for, what Cain and Superman have to do with it, and how to stay alive.

This thriller jumps around from narrator to narrator, and it keeps you guessing as to who is a good guy and who isn't. It's interesting to see how the pieces come together. There's a little bit of language, but other than that it's clean.


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