C.A.E.C.O.

Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
Series: The Demon Accords, Book 15
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (1,426 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

C.A.E.C.O. is book 15 in best-selling author John Conroe's Demon Accords series.

Combat is literally her middle name. Chimeric Adaptive Enhanced Combat Operator - but now Caeco Jensen - works for the FBI, building a new life and trying to learn from a painful past. It’s hard to fit in when you are one of a kind, but maybe, just maybe, there’s a place for her in this world. That is, if threats from off planet don’t ruin it first. Forging and protecting a new future with a her unique skillset won’t be easy, maybe almost as hard as making new friends.

©2019 John Conroe (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Every time...

Honestly, each time John changes up the MC for a novel I think, "this is the shark", each time I am more than happy to be wrong. C.A.E.C.O is different, while we know her and have a good idea about what her abilities are she is still finding her way and trying to fit in. Her abilities help to show what her team thinks about her, feelings that are enhanced because of their fear and distrust of her because of those abilities. She has her allies, but still feels excluded. Similar to how Declan felt during HAMMER OF GOD, reinforcing the reason why they were together in the beginning while also showing why they aren't now. This is a part of John's writing that draws me in, subtle references to thoughts and feelings from previous books. Instead of 3 pages devoted to telling you to remember, subtle cues bring back the memories. Unlike ROGUES this feels like it could be the first "backdoor pilot" of THE DEMON ACCORDS, I would really love to see more books following Caeco Jensen. If I could have one... minor grumble, I'd like to "see" more of her enhancements during combat. This girl has claws! She shouldn't just use them to climb or cut tape. Plus I'm sure there are some other goodies tucked away in the Jensen Suite of Tricks. Her mother does good work. Again, thank you for another adventure John, we definitely have an 'Avenger' ready to join the team for the coming battle, hope there are more to come. I'll say it again, I'd read books on paint drying if you wrote them but I'm always grateful for another DA novel.

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I don't think anybody wanted her to get a redemption arc, especially after last book. I still hate her

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Another awesome addition to series

I have to admit I bit leery about the this book. But I should have known... C.A.E.C.O. is definitely a character with much more depth than I imagined easily able to stand on her own as a main character. I'm excited to see how the addition of the Chinese agent will enhance the series more. I absolutely love this series above every other and can't wait to see what's next.

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Not my cup of tea

Bottom line up front: the character known as CAECO is just boring. While she has awesome abilities, she is basically a human robot, and lets face it...that’s just BORING. Androids, or characters that behave like androids, are usually better cast as the interesting sidekick. Stories that have the Android in the leading role rarely do well. I think this particular story would have been far more interesting if it were from the perspective of agent Mitchell or agent Jan; or better yet, from Stasia’s point of view. Who wants to listen to the inner workings of a computer’s mind? James, please put CAECO back where she belongs; as the weird quirky afterthought of a sidekick.

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Conroe and Cronin are THE BEST!!

I wasn't sure I would be interested in a novel that focused on a secondary character like Caeco, but I was so wrong. Another winner!!

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Know what your getting

Let me start off with I love this series and I’m looking forward to reading the next book. That being said… I held of getting this book. I did not want a story about the FBI or is C.A.E.C.O. a character I care for. But it was book 15 in The Demon Accords so I did not want to go on to the next book and be lost. So I got the book the writing was well done and so was the performance. That said this should be a separate book form the series like or a .5 book. There could have been a recap about Declan at the beginning of the true book 15 and everything would have been fine. I will be returning this book. If you like this type of book you may enjoy it. But I’m not looking for a FBI sci-fi book, and I believe that is where most of the bad reviews are coming from. John Conroe did me a big favor by the name of the book so I had an idea what I was going to be getting or I would be very upset. In the future I hope he leaves Caeco in a separate series if the book is about her. This book was very predictable and simple, for me at least. Again I’m looking forward to the next book, but please no more X-file books directly in this series thank you.

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Please Don't do this again

This book as a whole isn't bad, but please don't ever have there be another book about caeco. I could not care less about her as a character and I'm sorry to say I'm gonna start losing interest in this series if there's gonna be another book about her.

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C.A.E.C.O IS not worthy of Mr conroe

I've read and listened to every book multiple times. I LOVE THIS SERIES. this is the first non 5 star rating I have given it. The Caeco of previous books does not seem to match up with the one presented here. And I REALLY HATE C.A.E.C.O. as a character. She's hurt the MC several times and been untrustworthy and gave up secrets to the government that cost Declan dearly. I've been secretly hoping Omega would take her out permanently. Good try Mr. Conroe, but please leave her out of future books or kill her if you don't mind.

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Usual Conroe/Cronin Excellence

This next bit of the story is written in the usual considered manner of the previous Demon Accord issues. Enjoyed it thoroughly. So will you.

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Not as good

This story shoukd have a been a chapter or two in a narrative about our favorite protagonists. Waaaaaaay too much about Caeco, who cares? Not me.

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  • Mr J R D Lash
  • 11-18-19

a return to normal and ties up loose ends

after caeco fell out of the main story in what felt like an unecessarily ugly way, this story goes a long way to fill in the gaps and "redeem" things. it does try very hard to reinforce the stacia/ declan connection but does at least give caeco a perspective. i in some ways prefer her and declan to stacia but this story gives her much more agency and drive, giving her far more character and not treating her like a sidekick or plot device. it also opens up many more avenues for side stories and to grow the demon accords world. a routine investigation goes deep into infiltration of the government and we get a good return to supernatural detective work. as ever a great story narrated brilliantly.

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  • Phillip
  • 09-15-19

Awesome from start to finish 💪💥

Another amazing book by the ledgend John Conroe, brilliantly narrated by the amazing James Patrick Cronin 💪I feel quite sad when these books end they are so good ✌

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  • Andrew R.
  • 07-24-20

Nice change of view

I was unsure upon reading the synopsis but actually really enjoyed listening to this book and the insight it provided.

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  • Angela
  • 11-16-19

Good guys

I’d been disappointed by Caeco’s role, or lack thereof, in the last few books of the series and the turn her character seemed to be taking. However, I Really enjoy the fact that Conroe’s key characters are ‘good’ people and that Caeco is one of them. It gets depressing when so many books focus on the dark side of human nature so I find the Demon Accords a breath of fresh air.

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  • Phillip
  • 09-22-19

So poor

Big fan and have Listened to whole series, this is a lazy poor story and equally poor performance. Very disappointed

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  • Adam Kwiatkowski
  • 09-17-19

A good side-story from an unseen perspective.

This book is a good continuation of the Demon Accords story, told from the perspective of CAECO Jensen. You can see a little more into her backstory in this book, but it still continues on from the last book’s previous events.