Narrator: Derek Shoales
Series: The Enigma Series #7
Published by Self Published / Indie on 17 December 2018
Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
Source: Author, Submitted
Julie and Juan’s cyber assassin technology services team or CATS find themselves immersed in outrageous cyber-crime events in multiple locations. They send their feet-on-the-street teams to investigate the causes of the mayhem. Unexpectedly, they find the culprits are holding international cities, big businesses, air traffic, and even emergency systems hostage to terrifying digital ransom demands.
Has today’s technology advanced enough so that the line between the real and cyber worlds has vanished? Will this unchecked digital landscape provide new social predators with opportunities to unleash terror and pain on unsuspecting victims, while avoiding detection?
The CATS Team is the next generation of hunters in the cat and mouse game of cyber warfare, unlike any seen to date. How can they prove that the evolution of 21st century video game playing is far more serious than an after school distraction for kids? With supercomputers, the adage ‘bigger toys for bigger boys’ takes on a whole new definition.
As members of the CATS Team - George, Ty, Ernesto, Mercedes, EZ, and even Juan - investigate their respective assignments, they find they are undermined by the willingness of organizations to simply pay cyber-ransom demands. The tampering with automated processes, driven by today’s explosion of technology use, is child’s play compared to the heavy competitive nature of The Gamers with their Supercomputer resources.
Award-winning authors, Breakfield and Burkey, take their fans into this grittier story of The Enigma series to explore virtual hacking within our technology dependent world. In book 7 of the series, The Enigma Gamers, The CATS Team, led by Julie and Juan, is committed to avenging and administering justice to evil doers in every corner of the real and virtual worlds.
©2016 Roxanne Burkey (P)2018 Enigma Series LLC
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First, let me say that this series is amazing. It would scare the pants off my parents if they realized that technology could be manipulated by anyone in order to wreak such worldwide havoc. I think that is what truly draws me to this series and the authors. They make it VERY realistic!
Like the rest of the series, The Enigma Gamers: A CATS Tale is a gripping story. In this book the fine lines of cyber play and reality are crossed by two arch nemesis of the R Group. Competition runs high as the cyber bad guys attempt to win a game through manipulation, stealth, and bullying. Julie and Juan’s cyber assassin technology services team becomes immersed within the extensive and complex cyber games with real-life consequences.
The cyber bad guys continue to remain one step ahead of the assassin team but in several unique twists to the plot, listeners are left gasping! Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey are masterful storytellers with a unique gift of keeping their listeners on the edge of their seat.
The addition of new characters was done well and clearly. Like earlier books, the authors build a connection to their audience bringing each new character one into the fold. I love the flirtatious wordplay between Julie and Ichabod! I can only imagine Quip’s face during the exchange.
Each new book is slightly different focusing on different members of the organization. This book is no different, by tying it into the gaming field the authors are guaranteed to capture the interest of their audience in a different manner.
Excitement, danger, and romance – all three present and masterfully connected. Dialog is realistic as is the plot. I applaud the authors in their ability to keep things clear although it could easily go complex at any point.
Derek Shoales is amazing as well. He helps bring the book to life with his talented voice giving each person a unique sound. He helps guide the listener through the book in a non-hurried manner, keeping them intrigued with his voice and pauses. Magnificently done! I cannot imagine anyone else performing this series in the same manner as Shoales!
There were no issues with the production or quality of this audiobook. It was well produced and performed.