The disappearance of a wealthy Brazilian industrialist’s daughter, Lara, causes Thiago to hire the world's most elite information-gathering unit, the R-Group, to quietly locate and return her.
Is the heiress in trouble and gone forever or merely hiding in plain sight to escape her destiny?
While vacationing in Mexico, Petra and Jacob, R-Group operatives, cross paths with “Bad Boys”, Carlos and Juan, who are cloaking their drug lord moving business from satellite surveillance. These so-called entrepreneurs force even the most generous observer to question the legality of their business model.
If Carlos and Juan are identified, can they stop running outside the law long enough to do the right thing?
The R-Group operating from South America, Mexico, and Switzerland are assembling the pieces of these puzzles while avoiding international consequences. Will they discover the culprits?
The award winning Breakfield and Burkey story draws you into a TechnoThriller that focuses on overcoming opportunistic cyber-crime in the high-stakes world of information brokering in today’s 21st century.
What are Readers saying
Kirkus-“… the story will hold readers’ attention until its unsettling conclusion.”
“I was pulled in from page one! I often read to fill my empty time. With the Enigma series I make time to enjoy the ride it is taking me on.”
“Who would have thought combining technology and writing could be so much fun. I'm glad I've read the series before I get to see the movies ...”
“Couldn't wait for this one to show up after reading the first.”
About the Author
Works as a business architect who builds solutions for customers on a good technology foundation. She has written many technology papers and 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, was 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 is also conducting regular radio interviews with other authors, which is 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
After reading the first book, I was interested to continue Jacob and Petra’s story, especially since I loved all of the technology present in The Enigma Factor. And while this book is good, I was slightly surprised that it didn’t seem to be a continuation of the first, nor did it have the same amount of technology present. It seemed to be a side story. But don’t let that make you think that the story wasn’t good, it really was, it just wasn’t what I expected. I have a lot of the same comments with this book as I did with the last one regarding how forced the romance felt, however I did notice an improvement on character development with some of the background characters. A lot of the scenes carried more detailed descriptions which really improved the realisticness of the story; however the sex scenes (also present in the first book) also increased, which I certainly didn’t care for. So overall, I like the premise of the The Enigma series and so far I like the characters, but I’m not in love with it. The sex scenes present also repel me for enjoying it like I would’ve had they been left out. Because there are still 6 (almost 400 pages…) books left in the series, I’ll likely not be finishing the entire series. I received this book from the author(s) for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own. This is a LiteratureApproved.com Review.
The Enigma Rising, written by Charles V. Breakfield and Roxanne E. Burkey, is a modern-day techno thriller that explores a world of cyber crime, kidnappings, and drug cartels. R Group, is a contract team,who provides intel to businesses and is hired to find a missing heiress. Their lives collide with former drug traffickers turned money launderers in an unexpected meeting of fate. Here they must learn whether they can work together to uncover intelligence through the deep underworld of cyber crime. The Enigma Rising begins with a concerned father Thiago meeting with his head of security team to discuss finding his missing daughter Lara. The novel then turns back to 8 months prior to the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico where two brothers Juan and Carlos and a group called the “On Brothers” are meeting together to collect a mysterious shipment. This is where the novel kick starts the action with missing drugs and carefully curated criminal plans and soon spirals into a world of technology. Drug rings, drug trafficking, and crafty criminals all band together to make up this technology thriller. At times the story has a James Bond feel except you are following the crooks rather than the authorities. Then the R Group enter the plot line. Their code of conduct is based on “maintaining the balance of power for economic and human conservancy” and throughout history, they have protected businesses and thwarted evil. This unit has been hired to help find Lara and will follow clues and a data trail in hopes of finding the missing heiress. The action is intense, the suspense is high and you will visit a world where cyber crime is at its most elite. Even though this novel is an action story, you would be mistaken in thinking it was all guns and car chases. Instead, the crime is clever, from people posing as model agents to a couple Petra and Jacob exploring their romance in the midst of digital security investigations. The dialogue is interesting, the crime intelligent and the characters complex. Breakfield and Burkey’s manipulation of words creates beautiful imagery for the reader. From the first pages, you feel as though you are in a current of words that flow easily and naturally. At no time did the book feel jaded or stuck which meant I found myself glued to the plot line, eager to find out what happens. Breakfield and Burkey do a fantastic job of the novel with their quirky one-liners and clever plot line. There are surprising romances within the plot line that at times take a front seat to the action chaos. Carlos and Simone become an unlikely duo whose relationship begins with Carlos meeting Simone as she waits to appear in an adult photo shoot. From here it becomes a whirlwind romance and I enjoyed watching the two characters develop and interact with one another. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a clever action novel with a dash of lust, cyber crime, and mystery.
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite The Enigma Rising by Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey is a spellbinding thriller, Book Two in The Enigma Series. The R-Group is a team of highly skilled professionals in information technology, a kind of group with an all-seeing eye and the ability to be a step ahead of the others in the world of information technology. That’s what everyone would think this group is, but when they are hired to locate a missing beautiful girl, the daughter of a very rich client, the group comes into contact with two IT prodigies, brothers Carlos and Juan. Even with the expertise of the two brothers, can the R-Group locate the missing heiress? Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey have created a work that will be adored by anyone who loves technology and thrillers. One immediately feels as though one is reading work from the creators of the most innovative technology themselves, a suggestion that the authors did a lot of research for this story. Although I never read the previous book in the series, I found myself immersed from the very beginning, with the introduction of Thiago and his loss over what to do with his missing daughter, Lara, the beautiful descriptions, and the expert storytelling. The book handles themes that contemporary readers will enjoy enormously. I enjoyed the way technology is presented in this work, but it’s the investigation that will leave most readers breathless. The Enigma Rising is a rare kind of thriller with a bend on sci-fi, a highly entertaining story, a powerful plot and a masterful use of technology.