Book Title: The Enigma Dragon: A CATS Tale (The Enigma Series Book 9)
Authors: Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey
Category: Adult Fiction, 360 pages
Genre: Thriller, TechnoThriller
Publisher: ICABOD Press
Release date: Oct 5, 2017
Tour dates: May 28 to June 22, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There are some descriptive sex scenes but not throughout)
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.
Mike and Marge control ePETRO, an oil shipping business with offices in London and New York, but they don't have the same business goals in mind. Marge intends to sell the North Koreans uranium in addition to oil obtained illegally from the government-sanctioned Middle East. But Mike may have other plans, mainly, keeping the profits of these sales for himself. Then there is the mysterious Steven Christopher, who oversees the AIMs, and is working several angles behind the scenes. Steven is the only one trusted by both Marge and Mike, but why?
The CATs team has feet on the ground, with Ernesto and Tyler following two women through Washington, D.C. as they visit the Smithsonian looking for nuclear fusion processes and down the Texas coast where a dangerous package makes its way onto a ship bound for Asia. Jamie, an Irish man with a heartbreaking past, joins the team in Texas and finds not only a new job, but acceptance. George and Summit travel across Asia following the oil and some suspiciously mislabeled furniture. After a rocky start at being paired up, Mercedes and Brayson head to Panama and are watching a previously known Dark Net data center, but Mercedes is soon extracted to help out in D.C. She quickly becomes embroiled in Steven Christopher's world. Brayson is left behind alone in Panama and, still recovering from a lost love, learns that he can't truly be a part of the team until he has forgiven himself.
While Juan stays with Quip and his supercomputer ICABOD, tracking his team members and relaying constantly updated information at the team's nerve center, Julie heads to London. Julie finds herself in the center of all the trouble as she goes undercover in the ePETRO offices. When Julie disappears, Juan drops everything to find her. Quip loops his wife EZ, a Unified Communications expert, to help monitor and control the CATS team movements so that operatives can find the culprits in their different theaters of operation.
Award-winning authors, Breakfield and Burkey, take readers on a new techno-thriller adventure with their 9th book in The Enigma Series. The Enigma Dragon is a chilling journey across four continents, and twelve cities that uncovers terrifying possibilities of what is to become of our world if the CATS team cannot defeat our enemies.
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Why should I read your book, what makes it special and unique?
The Enigma Dragon delves into fictional subject matter which is different and often intriguing from mainstream thriller, science and technology or romance. We write stories that entertain and also inform the readers of different things we could experience because of technology. When we started Dragon we wanted to pit digital versus analog technologies. In doing that we had to determine how information could be reliably shared in efficient manner yet off net.
Over the nine books in the series which include the latest, The Enigma Dragon, we have developed a solid character core for the good cyber guys versus the cyber hacks. We use these characters and their ongoing relationships to insure a multidimensional story. Specifically, we put Julie and Juan, one of our favorite couples, in a situation which makes them both stretch and grow. The endearing qualities of these characters have been remarked upon by readers and reviewers along their journey. Like life, our stories are not easy or simply a formula. Many readers have commented to us personally how they relate to one character or another.
We match today’s relevant technology in believable and realistic circumstances. Our technical backgrounds help insure those details are spot on, along with the numerous people we have met and places we have traveled personally and professionally. Our world offers no shortage of ideas for our series.
Dragon covers multiple continents, cities, and places once of us has firsthand knowledge about from our travels. Many of the characters, especially the evil ones, are from our interactions usually in business. Some people are just not nice. Instead of really hurting them where we might be arrested or worse, we find it particularly satisfying to take them down in a story. Dragon has at least one character who fits that mold.
Breakfield and Burkey have worked for years in diversified environments with customers all over the world. As such we can easily interact with many different people regardless of background or title. We would like you to try our series with The Enigma Dragon because you don’t need to read the series in order, it is an intelligent read, and we know you will think about some of the points made, humor conveyed and relationships explored for a long time.
Meet the Authors:
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. Now included in people on the move in Dallas Business Journal.
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.
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