Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Breakfield and Burkey

Charles Breakfield

Charles holds a master’s degree and works for a high-tech manufacturer as a solution architect, functioning in hybrid data/telecom environments. A long-time technology geek, Charles enjoys writing, studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges. He’s also a fan of wine-tastings, riding his Harley, and continues developing his woodworking skills.

Roxanne Burkey

Roxanne has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories.

Enigma Rising, The

2017 TxAuthors Best Techno Thriller Book Series

Fiction, Techno, Suspense, Thriller

The R-Group is, without question, the most powerful information brokerage firm on the planet. Their ability to gather, analyze, and use information outstrips most nations. The major powers of the world turn to these technologists with sensitive information contracts.

Carlos and Juan are entrepreneurs with their own information-gathering “company.” They’ve figured out how to pirate satellite communications, an invaluable skill for their main business: relocating wanted drug lords to locations well out of the reach of the authorities.

A series of unrelated chance events will bring the brothers and the R-Group together. Whether or not the two very different organizations can effectively interoperate with each other is, at best, debatable.

A sequel to The Enigma Factor, The Enigma Rising continues Breakfield and Burkey’s tales of high-stakes information brokering, while remaining an enjoyable yarn of lost and found, loving and growing, and counterbalancing the greedy for newcomers to the Enigma Series.

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Enigma Gamers, The

2017 TxAuthors Best Techno Thriller Book Series

Fiction, Techno, Suspense, Thriller

Gone are the days of pixelated sprites and simple wired controllers. It’s the twenty-first century, and video game playing has undergone a complete evolution. With high-def graphics and intuitive sensory controls, gamers are enjoying a level of realism and immersion never before experienced.

However, when the line between the real and cyber worlds becomes blurred, this digital landscape provides new social predators with opportunities to unleash terror and pain on unsuspecting victims.

Businesses, cities, and commonly used services might believe they are immune, but then their world goes sideways as a grotesque ransom demand is spilled across their data screen. The fledgling CATS—Cyber Assassins Technology Services—team is mobilized to find the root causes.

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Enigma Dragon, The

2017 TxAuthors Best Techno Thriller Book Series

Fiction, Techno, Suspense, Thriller

The R-Group is, without question, the most powerful information brokerage firm on the planet. Their ability to gather, analyze, and use information outstrips most nations. The major powers of the world turn to these technologists with sensitive information contracts.

Do the vast amounts of information and technology available hold humans hostage? Does analog communication create a vulnerability?

The political climate in the world is unnerving. North Korea is running missile tests, but where are they getting their deadly supplies? Meanwhile, terrorists are hiding in plain sight, using American technology that is out on display in libraries and museums for the world to see, but are using analog methods to gather and assemble their information. No internet searches equal no red flags which lets the bad guys believe they are operating undetected. But the Cyber Assassin Technology Services (CATS) team is on the job. As Juan and Julie Rodríguez send their operatives out across the globe to track down these foot soldiers also known as Analog Information Mules, they’ll discover the horrible potential treats, and learn about each other along the way.

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Enigma Broker, The

2017 TxAuthors Best Techno Thriller Book Series

Fiction, Techno, Suspense, Thriller

All around the world, commodity prices are plummeting, and nobody asks why.

The steep drop in the markets for oil, copper, coal, and other commodities threatens to destabilize nations and bring them to the verge of economic collapse. Amid fears that further drops in value could devastate civilization, the R-Group quietly engages.

The R-Group was formed during World War II. After delivering the Enigma machine to the British, they used their copy of the device to safeguard wealth and property from the Nazis. Today they use information-gathering and security capabilities to protect us from cyber-attack.

Jacob and Petra begin investigating the free fall in oil prices and soon discover disturbing clues that may implicate a “dark matter organization”—a shady organization that leaves no digital footprint behind. Meanwhile, ICABOD, the group’s supercomputer, teams up with government investigators to identify potential suspects. Quip and EZ also apply their special talents assiduously to the case but don’t let their work interfere with their blossoming relationship.

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