My Review of The Enigma Threat by Breakfield and Burkey
January 23, 2021
Breakfield and Burkey have done the impossible. They have added a touch of heart-wrenching humanity within the framework of a suspense-filled technothriller.
In the new digital world, there is no tolerance for privately owned supercomputers. Globally, computers are hunted and destroyed for the greater good, by the new cyber police CESPOOL. The information this group receives is manipulated by subversive hidden machine learning devices, the MAG running on the dark net.
Judith and Xiamara are freebooters who steal machine time for their PaaS, porn as a service business. The machine they chose for delivery is the last untapped supercomputer not in the hands of a sovereign. Their activity is spotted by the MAG, but the renegade R-Group steps in to alter the outcome. Leroy teams up with Zara to help these opportunists escape prosecution. They are drafted as reluctant participants in the fight.
Jacob and Quip are trapped in the Chihuahuan Desert trying to reconstruct the base of ICABOD’s logic core. The stress of their isolation is taking a toll. Their wives and children are safe in Brazil for the time being, but Interpol is prowling for answers.
The R-Group has assembled a way to communicate with orphaned satellites. While the next R-Group plans the ultimate honey pot to trap their nemesis who is driving their corrupted agenda. The odds are against R-Group’s success, but they have creative surprises on their side.
The stakes have never been higher. The R-Group young and old must rise to defeat the MAG.
Review by Caleb Pirtle III
The Enigma Threat opens with a bang.
The Data Center is under a direct assault.
All circuits to the World Wide Web are saturated with data bombardment from unknown sources.
As a result, Quip’s Supercomputer can’t find his adversaries.
He can’t identify them.
And outside, armored troops are moving on R-Group’s Zurich operations center.
Think it’s bad now?
It gets worse.
Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey have unleashed their newest technothriller that confronts the rise of cyber terrorism.
It sounds like science fiction.
What makes the thriller so frightening is that it reflects the world today.
Regular news networks are being washed away by social networks.
Crimes are watched in real time.
Television cameras pry on every life.
Nowhere to run.
It’s an Orwellian glimpse behind the scenes of a daily struggle for survival that most of us never see, never know exists.
But it does.
Cyber warfare teams are facing deadly combat with dark net players and cyber assassins.
It sounds like the future.
Breakfield and Burkey have done the impossible.
They have added a touch of heart-wrenching humanity within the framework of a suspense-filled technothriller.
It may be a war fought by computers.
But real human beings with hopes and fears, ambitions and dreams are the ones controlling the computers, conducting the fight.
Who remains to fight another day?
Open page one and buckle up. You’re off on the thrill ride of your life.