Father : Lucas Garver
Brother : Caleb Garver
Former known girlfriends : Soo Li (197?), Andrea Bedford (1988)
Profession : Private investigator at the Last resort agency
Former sergeant during the vietnam war, Cain Garver is at the beginning a very dark and secret character who lives as a hermit in the mountains of Utah. That is him who welcomes Eden Capwell whereas she is lying in the snow, unconscious after her fall caused by the demoniac Elena Nikolas. He looks after her and helps her to recover forces, in spite of her paralysis. Very quickly, he falls in love with her and ends up sequestering her in his mountain cottage, preventing her from coming out in his absence. But Eden ends up succeeding in escaping and Cain pursues her until Santa Barbara. There, he takes her as an hostage at the Orient-Express restaurant and takes refuge in the Abernathy stables. Cruz finds them and shoots Cain, who collapse. At his wake up, he realizes that he is become amnesic. However, some memories remake surface, in particular that of a young woman with brown hair who would have paid him to get rid of Eden. It is of course Elena Nikolas, who he had met in San Francisco, in the military rehabilitation center directed by her adoptive father, Dr. Alex Nikolas, and of who he had then accepted to become the accomplice. Elena, learning that images returned to him, tries to kill Cain, but misses her target.
Now launched on new bases, Cain forms integral part of the friends of the couple Eden and Cruz and is hired by Cruz at the Last resort agency. Together, they track a dangerous criminal, the Fox, who they suspect one moment to be Andrea Bedford, lately arrived in town. But that is a mistake and Cain can acknowledge his love for Andrea. She then works in collaboration with Major Phillip Hamilton, Cain's superior during the Vietnam war. Nonglad to reproach him again the death of his men in a ambush, Major Hamilton engages a double of Soo Li, Cain's girlfriend in Vietnam, to add to his traumatism always present. Cain moreover learns than Soo Li was also the mistress of the Major during the war.
One day, during her searches, Andrea discovers that Soo Li had had a daughter, Ming Li, who she makes come in town. Without any embarrassment, Ming Li tries on several occasions to seduce Cain, who thinks to be his father, kisses him and even tries to sleep with him. Jealous, Andrea breaks with Cain and is courted by Major Hamilton. But Kai, the servant of the Major, discovers that Ming Li is in fact an actress that his employer obliges to intrigue in order to make Cain suffer. He forces her to acknowledge everything to him. Cain then threatens to kill Major Hamilton with a revolver, but recants. It is finally at this time that happens the terrible rape of Eden. Cain is suspected when, a few days later, the body of Andrea is found, obviously assassinated, whereas they had just quarreled. Followed with no respite by the journalist Lydia Saunders who besides begins to fall in love with him, Cain is finally cleared. He then decides to leave Santa Barbara to refind the serenity of his mountains, far away from all the dramas which he had to cross...
|Scott Jaeck, 1987|
|The photos of Cain|
|Cain and women|
|Cain and the others|