The Enigma Rising by Breakfield and Burkey
Narrator: Derek Shoales
Series: The Enigma Series #2
on 13 September 2017
Length: 10 hours 18 minutes
Source: Author, Submitted
When a Brazilian industrialist hires the R-Group, the world's most elite information-gathering unit to track the disappearance of his daughter - a dangerous - but quiet hunt begins. But just finding her doesn't mean all will be well. The team in Switzerland follows the leads from South America to Mexico and the Caribbean, but the data trail is leading nowhere. Sometimes the most important clues come from unlikely sources.
By chance, two members of the elite team vacationing in Mexico cross paths with Carlos and Juan's fly-by-night operation. Cloaking their "moving business" from satellite surveillance, their unique talent for relocating drug lords targeted by the Mexican authorities, along with their cash, gold, artwork and other assets, was legendary. These are Bad Boys, so-called entrepreneurs, whom even the most generous observer would question the legality of their business model.
Can the R-Group assemble the pieces of the puzzle without international consequences? Will the brothers stop running outside the law long enough to do the right thing? Can you hide from your past and still enjoy the present? Is the heiress hiding in plain sight or gone forever? And can the brothers rein in their contempt for societal rules and leave behind the sweet deals long enough to save a life?
The Enigma Rising continues the award-winning Breakfield and Burkey's series, overcoming opportunistic cyber-crime in the high-stakes world of information brokering in the 21st century. With its strong cast of characters, this engaging techno-thriller of lost-and-found - and lost again - will take you on an incredible journey into the dark side of technology.
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The R-Group finds themselves immersed in major cyber activity in Mexico and the Caribbean along with tracking down the daughter of rich and powerful Brazilian industrialist. The trail for the missing daughter becomes enmeshed with the father’s worse nightmare – drug lords, drug money and pornography. Will the R-Group find and reunite the daughter with her father? Will they be able to find and fix everything they need to without starting an international incident?
Jacob and Petra’s return with Otto is fast, fun and exciting. Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey provides a deeper look into these characters as well as introducing us to more of the R-Group. While the R-Group still seems somewhat of a mystery, we are given more in-depth character development than before. The introduction of other R-Group members and potential ones is both satisfying and enlightening.
Breakfield and Burkey give their listeners a lot of moving parts that somehow come together throughout the book in a logical and realistic manner. The dialog is well-developed and the action is non-stop.
Be prepared to set aside all 10 hours in one sitting, because you will NOT be able to turn this one off. There are several “aha” moments and many “oh no!” ones as well. The breadth and skill level of the R-Group is overwhelming and scary.
I enjoy thrillers but this is much more … thrills, action, the edge of your seat suspense with a touch of romance and humanity. An awesome series that I cannot wait to see where it goes next!
The narrator, Derek Shoales, owns not only the characters but the entire book as well. His performance was solid and enthralling. His accents and female voices were top-notch.
The authors and narrator together will captivate the listener until the end.
There were no issues with quality or production of this audiobook.