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The Enigma Source (The Enigma Series Book 10) Kindle Edition
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- Book 10 of 12 in The Enigma Series
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When there's a security breach at the Global Bank, Interpol enlists the help of the R-Group in Switzerland, which specializes in cybersecurity. But the bank also needs assistance in getting control of assorted cryptocurrencies on the market after the appearance of a brand-new digital medium of exchange. Seeking additional help, Global Bank separately contacts Petra Rancowski, descendant of one of the R-Group's founders. Other groups want to implement the new currency, as well, including a Chinese terrorist group that goes after R-Group associate Su Lin and her husband, Andy Greenwood. Once a part of the Chinese Cyber Warfare College, Lin created a particular type of cryptocurrency code. Combat-trained Mercedes Field of the Cyber Assassins Technology Services team (prominently featured in other series installments) essentially becomes Lin's bodyguard--and soon, she must deal with an abduction. Meanwhile, Petra; her love interest, Jacob Michaels; and R-Group hacker Quip enter the cryptocurrency war by developing their own digital product while R-Group Financial Director and Jacob's grandfather Wolfgang Mickelowski struggles with a grave illness. Breakfield and Burkey excel at efficiently recapping earlier events and character histories while also delivering a fresh story. The pace is unremitting throughout, aided by the authors' use of very short scenes and chapters. Wolfgang's ailment provides this entry with some tender moments as well as a further peek into the R-Group backstory; Jacob discovers books, written by Wolfgang, that tell of the organization's possible origin. As in preceding entries, the technological jargon is both modern and comprehensible, and the abundant humor never sidetracks the narrative; one advertisement for Petra's new currency, for instance, is amusingly flashy: "We broker 1's and 0's at digital speed for peace of mind!"
Another top-tier installment that showcases exemplary recurring characters and tech subplots.
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- Publication Date : August 11, 2018
- File Size : 675 KB
- Print Length : 351 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : ICABOD Press (August 11, 2018)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07GD6S9SP
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,260,308 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The past plays a heavy hand in this book as we see how Master Po’s unbreakable cryptocurrency code affects her life now as well as Wolfgang’s role in the establishment of the R-Group in the beginning.
Not only did this book put the fear of technology deep into my head but it left me in tears. There were several moments that made my eyes water and my heart heavy but there were just as many moments where I pumped my fist in the air. Comeuppance can be such a delightful thing to hear!
Derek Shoales performed the audiobook realistically and with a passion that one felt the emotional pain of Jacob, Frank and Su Lin. Shoales has a solid voice and a talent that takes the listener further into the story. One can visualize the characters much easier through Shoales. I enjoy listening to him perform.
There were no issues with the publication or quality of this audiobook.
This is the first of the series I've read, but this multi-layered, intelligently plotted narrative stays solidly on focus and can function as a standalone. There is a co-protagonist group comprising a crack computer team, heavily backed by ICABOD, their AI (artificial intelligence) supercomputer. ICABOD has a vast store of detailed information and technology. He's also stretching his personality into occasional humorous asides that both amuse and disarm his originating designers. The team experts include Jacob, whose betrothed is Petra. Among other characters involved are Quip and EZ, Andy's daughter, Julie and Juan, and Otto and Haddy. There are several antagonists as well, including Guano (aptly named), and Mathias and Dutch.
Wolfgang, Jacob's grandfather, suffers both a heart attack and stroke and slammed into the hospital in a coma becomes Jacob's major focus. He finds what appears to be journals or books by Wolfgang and begins to read to Wolfgang the story of he and his two buddies as they relate the discovery of the Enigma code. As he monitors the old boy and between reading from the book, he creates a genius code of his own to employ in gaining the freedom of Su Lin.
The plan for the safe return of Su Lin was brilliant as was making sure Guano was never going to be a problem again in the future. The scenarios of all that a global crypto-currency would entail in the darknet had my head spinning. The obvious knowledge of the digital technology was staggering and if you are looking for a little education, this is where it's at, along with a fascinating tale of intrigue and rescue that'll leave you scratching your head in disbelief. I was given this ebook download by the publisher and NetGalley and thoroughly enjoyed the read. Recommended to all readers who enjoy technology with their thrillers.
The book kept me wanting to read more to find out what was going to happen next.
Full Disclosure- I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.