Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Brad Meltzer takes two real murders and entwines their story with that of a fictional murder.
Mitchell Siegel (father of the creator of Superman) was shot in 1932. Present day, Cal Harper’s father has been shot. The gun is the same as the one that was used in the Siegel murder. Meltzer ties these two murders to the first murder, Cain and Abel. So begins the quest to find the original murder weapon, the one Cain used to kill Abel. Secret Societies, Superman, murder, intrigue, deceit, and non-stop action make this book a must read. Brad Meltzer has a talent for capturing the attention of his readers and keeping them eagerly turning pages. Wisely, he keeps the number of characters at a minimum. Too often, authors overload their books with characters and lose the attention of the reader in the process. This book will particularly appeal to adult males.