This is torture porn, so if you aren't into that, you should stay away. I was expecting more of a B/D novel than the sadism novel this turns out to be - the title character is just into pain, not sex. I'm giving it two stars because it isn't really anything but what it claims to be, but can't give it more because it is just so relentlessly depressing. I really just wanted the main character (Caine) to die horribly, preferably at the hands of the women he was brutalizing. He had no redeeming features whatsoever.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)