The Cain Conspiracy : The Cain Series

  • by Mike Ryan
  • Narrated by Charles Hayward
  • Series: The Cain Series
  • 4 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Shot in the head and recovering from brain surgery, Delta Force soldier Thomas Nelson wakes up in a military hospital unable to remember who he is. Faced with going through recovery alone, with no family that he's aware of, he is recruited by a top secret government agency. Project Specter is tasked with eliminating targets they deem to be a threat to the United States. Their goal is to turn Nelson into a super assassin named Matthew Cain.
Cain's first mission is supposed to be a piece of cake. Just take out an escaped fugitive in Honduras who's on the run for the rape and murder of a little girl in New York. There's only one problem; somebody beat him to it. Everything is not what it seems as Cain gets mixed up with an international arms dealer and an ex-government agent who's gone rogue and is supposed to be dead.
The Cain Conspiracy is the first book in the high-octane Cain Series.


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I'm sitting here listening to this, thinking to myself that hopefully we will end up finding that this is a double agent sort of story.  

Guy gets recruited into a top secret government agency, which seems very amateurish to me,  He's recruited due to an injury that wipes his memory.  He's out of the hospital in days (after being shot in the head and having surgery), then immediately hit in the head, and beaten in order to assure his new bosses that he 'has what it takes' to be an agent.  Then sent home where someone is waiting for him.  As soon as Cain sees its a woman, he relaxes ..... hmm .... his new supervisor is a woman, so after what he's been through he doesn't automatically think there is something wrong?  He lowers his gun?  His military instincts seem to have been working fine a week ago when he got kidnapped and beaten up by his new boss testing him out, but nothing here?!!  I thought soldiers were taught better than that.

He's immediately sent on a mission - alone - untested.  I would not be telling someone that he'd been hired to become an assassin and just go off alone.  As well, Cain's supervisor seems very untrained.  You would think that all supervisors were once field agents so would be comfortable in the field.

The plot was simple enough, and gave readers an introduction to the series and agency, it just seemed over simplified in a day when everyone reads or watches Jason Bourne and James Bond movies.  I felt the women were one-dimensional, and the big boss, Sanders a bit overbearing, but that could have been intentional.

The narration was fine, I had no real problems there
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- Kelly Kenrick

An Avon Romance Would have Been Better

What would have made The Cain Conspiracy better?

Nothing the story was juvenile.

Would you ever listen to anything by Mike Ryan again?

Not if he is still writing like this!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Charles Hayward?

Al thought the narration was bad, in all fairness he didn't have a good story to work with. I would not recommend any one narrator this book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger at how stupid the story was. What sniper doesn't know what K.O.S. means? I'm a preschool teacher and I knew what it meant.

Any additional comments?

This is the worst covert operation book I have every listen to. Nobody check their computers for trackers, they talked on the phone openly, they told everybody and anybody where they where going on their "secret" missions. This book had more interpersonal relationship drama than covert operations. And, besides the narration being horrible they story really has no ending.

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- Lydia Hamilton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-17-2016
  • Publisher: Mike Ryan