The Cain Sanction

by Mary Ratto

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Retired F.B.I. Special Agent, Isaiah Johnson has made a fresh start with a new wife and a new career as a college professor. His predictable life explodes into chaos when his former partner’s daughter comes to New York to attend school and is killed suddenly after discovering a mysterious box hidden at the campaign headquarters of presidential candidate, James Stapleton. Isaiah is thrown back into a world of murder and treachery as those around him fall victim to violent attacks while he races against the clock to decipher the damaging truths contained within the box. As the mystery of the box begins to unravel, a treasonous conspiracy is revealed that will take down the American political system and rock the Constitution to its core.

Story Elements

Ratings Factors

Language: Minor profanity used occasionally
Sexual Content: No sexual acts implied or described
Target Audience Age/Stage of Life: Everyone (no target age)
Violence: Major violence, death


Geography: New York City
Realism: Consistent with real world, no magic, no unachieved science
Setting Type: Urban (city)
Time Period: 2010 - 2019

Main Character

Age: Middle-aged
Gender: Male
Race: Irrelevant
Religion: Irrelevant
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual

Styles & Themes

Humor: Moments of levity
Inspires Reader to Feel: N/A or None of the above
Mysteries & Puzzles: Significant mystery(ies) are core to driving the story
Pacing: Moves quickly
Physical Action: Frequent action, driven by threat to safety or life by antagonist(s)
Political/Social Commentary: Geopolitical factors major theme at an international level
Romance: Minor romance, not a significant story driver
Genre Mystery
Mysteries & Puzzles:
  • Significant mystery(ies) are core to driving the story
  • Thought-provoking puzzles tangentially related to story
  • Puzzles or clues that reader could use to solve mystery(ies) of story


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About the author

Mary Ratto

A native New Yorker, Mary now resides in Richmond, VA near her daughter. "The Cain Sanction" is Mary's first published novel. She has published three additional titles in varying genres. Mary's current projects include a new romantic thriller -- "Wanted" and creating audio book versions of her current titles. Mary's artistic pursuits also include photography and recording artist.

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