Narrator: Steven Jay Cohen
Series: The Enigma Series #1
Published by ICABOD Press on 9 June 2017
Length: 12 hours 14 minutes
Genres: Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, TechnoThiriller
Source: Author, Submitted
Explore the inner workings of technology in the fast-paced thriller The Enigma Factor. Authors Breakfield and Burkey weave a complex tale full of danger, intrigue, and international cyber wars in their joint fictional novel debut.
Jacob Michaels is a brilliant programmer who has spent his life in the field of information protection, considering it his mission to protect major organizations from the horrific damage cyber criminals can inflict.
But it is his own life he finds in danger when rogue cyber-criminals target Jacob for inclusion in their nefarious activities. Determined, he sets off on a mission that takes him into the furthest reaches of cyber technology and is provided support through unknown protectors.
With his best friend in tow, as well as a distractingly beautiful encryptionist, Jacob's journey ultimately sets off a chain reaction involving cyber theft, international hackers, romance, and more danger than he could have ever imagined.
As Jacob closes in, however, he soon learns that the line between good guys and bad guys is increasingly blurry.
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Computer programmer and technology expert, Jacob Michaels helps with information protection and enjoys spending time correcting open programming just for fun. Each programmer has their own signature and when Jacob finds his in some heavy malicious programming, he takes it personally and begins his mission of finding the culprits and shutting them down. The problem is, who can he trust? His best friend is deeply involved and a drop-dead gorgeous encryptionist visiting New York join together to figure it out. Death, cyber hackers, romance and more set the stage for this deadly thriller.
Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey slowly lay the groundwork for the romance, involvement and cyber activity in vivid and rich detail allowing the listener to see the story as it moves. While one may anticipate where this story is going, Breakfield/Burkey throws in some twists that throw the listener off track. Each character is developed fully, relationships are detailed and the cyber technology is done in terms that anyone can understand or at least grasp.
I wasn’t quite sure if this was going to be a book I could enjoy given the technological premise. I was very pleasantly surprised to find the book an easy listen, the authors creating the story and presenting the technology in a manner that allows everyone to enjoy.
The storyline moved slowly but that is good as there were detailed pieces that needed to be in place for the story to work. There’s not a lot of physical activity, but the intense mental and programming skill was enthralling. A good solid thriller that anyone will enjoy and find interesting.
The narrator, Steven Jay Cohen performed the narrative with great versatility and meticulously. His voice was appropriately pitched projecting just the correct amount of emotion. Steady and fluid, Cohen holds the audience captivated.
Overall, the authors and narrator did an excellent job of making this thriller feel natural and realistic. Makes me a tad bit nervous to post on social media now!
There were no issues with the quality or production of this audio book.
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