Dr. Xavier Pekoni, a rich evil scientist has worked on his fountain of youth project for years using questionable research methods. Using nanotechnology and DNA mapping he is close to extending human life tenfold. Desperate for the missing pieces to complete his scheme, he locates the key element needed in an unexpected condition.
The R-Group is called in by a U.S. Agency to find Pekoni then determine if he is really continuing his unethical practices. Funding for Pekoni’s project were halted years before when it was uncovered the project volunteers, or unwilling participants went inexplicably missing. The background information the R-Group uncover surprises and sickens them to the point that verification of the data may be the only saving grace for someone close to the team.
The personal demons of Petra and Jacob prevent either of them from effectively contributing to the team. Jacob distances himself from the R-Group and becomes unwittingly entangled with Zara, the villainous femme fatale leader of the Russian Dteam. After the seductive Zara steals €5 million in diamonds, she tries to hide in New York City where she learns something unexpected. Meanwhile, Buzz resurfaces to try to restart his life. Petra is hiding out unwilling to admit she is the same person as before the attack in Argentina. Each of their journeys takes them to a crossroad of decisions for the rest of their lives.
With Petra and Jacob missing in action, EZ and Quip, supported by Julie and Juan’s fledgling CATS team, are thrust into the forefront of the cyber battle. The feisty redhead and her wisecracking techno-genius team up with ICABOD against an evil force seeking to harness his supercomputer technology driving Pekoni’s agenda. The team question their ability to meet the goals of the assignments without the full complement of their resources.
Award-winning authors of The Enigma Series, Breakfield and Burkey, take readers on an accelerated adventure with old and new characters to tell the tale of human DNA changes gone wrong. Book 6, The Enigma Always, continues the unique blend of technology laced with world travel, relationships, intrigue, suspense, romance, and mystery.
About the Author
Burkey - Works as a business architect who builds solutions for customers on a good technology foundation. She has written many technology papers, white papers, but finds the freedom of writing fiction a lot more fun. As a child, she helped to lead the kids with exciting new adventures built on make believe characters, a Girl Scout until high school, and contributed to the community as a young member of a Head Start program. Rox enjoys family, learning, listening to people, travel, outdoor activities, sewing, cooking, and thinking about how to diversify the series.
Breakfield and Burkey started writing non-fictional papers and books, but it wasn't nearly as fun as writing fictional stories. They found it interesting to use the aspects of technology that people are incorporating into their daily lives more and more as a perfect way to create a good guy/bad guy story with elements of travel to the various places they have visited either professionally and personally, humor, romance, intrigue, suspense, and a spirited way to remember people who have crossed paths with them. They love to talk about their stories with private and public book readings. Burkey also conducts regular interviews of Texas authors, which she finds very interesting. Her first interview was, wait for it, Breakfield. You can often find them at local book fairs or other family oriented events.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite The Enigma Always is volume six in The Enigma series by Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey, featuring the R-Group and a world characterized by high technology with advanced techniques in gathering and diffusing information. But there is something more. With the advanced technology, human cells and DNA can be enhanced to prolong human life much longer, but there could also be devastating consequences. Humanity may face a serious threat if the experiments of the unscrupulous Dr. Xavier Pekoni come to a neat conclusion. Only the R-Group, working in collaboration with CAT teams, can stop him, and that is if they use all their skills and resources, but can they succeed without two of their key players, Jacob and Petra? Fast-paced and gripping, there is no waste, not of words, not of a single plot element. The reader is immediately drawn into a mysterious world of covert activities with codes being exchanged and the R-Group rushing around with their investigations. The characters are well-developed, the complicity between some of them lived through very threatening and dangerous moments. Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey are expert storytellers, entertainers who create a story that will have readers oblivious to their immediate reality for the whole time and characters they will remember long after they are done reading. Fans of sci-fi and thrillers will fall for The Enigma Always, and they will fall really hard. I enjoyed the excellent writing, the complex plot, and the monumental conflict. One has the feeling they are holding a bomb that could go off any moment as they race through the pages. I am a huge fan of this series.