Narrator: Derek Shoales
Published by Self Published - ICABOD Press on 03/26/2019
Length: 10 hours 39 minutes
Source: Author, Submitted
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Inexplicable drops in world markets for oil, copper, coal, and other commodities are destabilizing nations to the point of economic collapse. A conspicuous increase in production numbers for primary oil producing companies results in a call for help from governments and a large oil distributor. The R-Group quietly engages amid fears that further drops in value could devastate multiple economies of first world countries.
Jacob Michaels is called by ePetro’s Mike Patrick, CEO of the multinational oil broker, due to some prior data and network security engagement work. This prompts early investigation into the production numbers by Jacob. With support from Petra, they suspect the problem is a result of hacking by an unidentified dark matter organization. In tracing back all the available threads, they find it impossible to determine where this organization is operating, who is at the helm - driving commodity prices down, and how are the profits being taken without detection. They realize early on that a single misstep places not only Jacob and Petra but also other members of R-Group directly into the path of mortal danger!
This cyber terror organization is fierce and lethal when it comes to protecting itself and the plans made to take control of global commodity markets. The lieutenants of this agenda are quick to execute orders without question. Failure does not get a second chance with these enforcers. R-Group’s advantage of leading technology resources, brilliant technologists, and years of experience may not be enough to locate the genius source bent on commodity market domination. Has this insidious cyber evil from the dark net become a challenge the R-Group simply cannot defeat?
The Enigma Broker, is the 8th book in The Enigma Series by the award-winning authors Breakfield and Burkey. It uses relevant technology layered with travel, intrigue, humor, mystery, and romance from the affluence of London to the extreme poverty of Argentina, the train yards of Fort Worth Texas, and places in between. The layers of planning and conspiracy by the cruel dark matter organization supplies suspense and intrigue to the very end.
Join us in this chilling journey into a dangerous digital underworld that raises troubling questions about our dependence on technology and our current obsession with social media avenues for communication.
Another outstanding book by Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey! The R-Group is faced with puzzling out the unexplainable drops in the commodities markets which, if continued unchecked, will create chaos and havoc financially around the world. Petra and Jacob join forces once again to determine the culprit. While Petra and Jacob are busy, Breakfield and Burkey keep us on the edge of our chairs with Juan, Carlos and Quip’s adventures!
Breakfield and Burkey have built a winning team of characters that keep their readers entertained and hooked! This 8th book in the series has pushed the characters into different roles and given even more background into the growth of the R-Group and how Quip came to be a major player.
With many series, after several books the author(s) fall into a comfort zone and do not take chances in their storylines; not so for Breakfield and Burkey – they push their storyline to the max and makes their listeners realize they are intense, fully committed authors with mad writing skills!
This is an audiobook (and series) that is amazing! I would not have seen myself as a “techno-thriller” listener but with this set of authors and series, I am undoubtedly hooked!
The narrator, Derek Shoales is AMAZING! He has the skill level to keep the voices consistent throughout the series and recognizable! He helps the story move along with his tone and inflection; truly a narrator virtuoso!
There were no issues with the quality of this production. The audiobook was clear and crisp.