Monday, June 11, 2018

The Enigma Dragon by Charles V Breakfield and Roxanne E Burkey







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What is your preferred genre to read? and to write?



Breakfield likes futuristic science fact, as well as science fiction when he is not reading World War II history.  His favorite theater of the war is the European Eastern front between the Germans and the Russians.  It is easy to see how this struggle parallels todays struggle between the cyber good guys versus the cyber bad guys because it is always based on your point of view.  Each side is locked in deadly combat and each side believes that their “expediencies” in that conflict is justified.  Much of the history books on that era is about justification for their atrocities at that point in time.  It is extremely relevant to today’s cyber combat between the cyber good guys and the bad actors of the dark net.
Burkey enjoys thrillers and romance for her reading enjoyment along with some US folklore. She helps shape those elements into the various story threads that are a key part of the series foundation.
Our genre is termed Techno-Thrillers. In our world where the computer is the weapon of choice, each side feels justified in all out digital combat against the other.  Whether it is one sovereign country against another or it is the sovereign authorities against bad actors from the dark net, each side claims to be within their right to conduct themselves accordingly.  With this kind of backdrop for our characters, how could you not write a great series of stories with a foundation of technology with romance, travel, intrigue, characters and relationships?
Our combined background from the professional side as well as our diverse reading, gives us an interesting perspective to create and shape our Techno-Thriller series. Combat in the twenty-first century is launched from the computer keyboard. We like the intelligent stories we tell which also have a subtle message contained in each book. The stories are designed to read independently, but to be honest are richer from a character development side if read in order.
Like the professional field we have worked in for years, technology, we create specialized terms or acronyms to help explain things and in come case add humor. Two of our favorites in Dragon include SNEEZE, which is defined as Sequentially Nihilistic Efforts to Eradicate Zealots and Extremists, and PIMP Panama Information Mule Portal (what were you thinking?)
We like to tell a fun intelligent story that appeals to adults in and out of technology. Note: It is storytelling not rocket science. Enjoy the Tale.



ABOUT THE BOOK





Book Details:



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)



Book Description:



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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Meet the Authors:



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. Now included in people on the move in Dallas Business Journal.






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. Now included in people on the move in Dallas Business Journal.



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