The idea of Cain is a good one, and the only reason this book merits a star at all. The writing is awful - the paper it's written on is thicker than any of the characters and the dialogue is atrocious and sounds like it came straight out of a bad TV military show that goes out before the watershed. Everything is overblown and WAY too melodramatic, and the word "galactic" appears more times than a swear word in a Stephen King novel. The action scenes are confusing and even boring, hampered by lame comments from either Cain or Solomon (to see how action scenes should be done, read any Tom Clancy). Almost every chapter or section of a chapter ends with an embarrasingly solemn cliffhanger that would be accompanied with organ music if it were on TV. How this kind of writing gets past a publisher or editor is unbelievable. It's hard to see how this story became a novel (like it actually says on the cover) instead of a screenplay for a Hollywood "blockbuster". If it ends up there, I won't go and see it - I'm already owed a couple of hours of my life back for reading this book. I don't like being so negative about a book, but it really should be avoided at all costs.