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The Enigma Rising

(The Enigma #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  12 reviews
The R-Group is the single most advanced information-gathering organization on the planet, providing services to the intelligence community on a contract basis. Their cutting-edge application of technology keeps their ability to gather, analyze, and use information well ahead of most major governments.

Carlos and Juan are entrepreneurs, although even the most generous
Paperback, 324 pages
Published January 2nd 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Elena Alvarez Dosil
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The R-group is hired this time to find the daughter of a powerful man. Petra and Jacob travel to Mexico and there they meet Carlos and Simone, which rapidly becomes Petra’s friend. But Carlos and his brother Juan are mixed in some dangerous stuff.

I really enjoyed the previous book, so I was looking forward to this one. Even though this is the second book in the series, it is not a continuation of the previous book and could
My original The Enigma Rising audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

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The R-Group finds themselves immersed in major cyber activity in Mexico and the Caribbean along with tracking down the daughter of rich and powerful Brazilian industrialist. The trail for the missing daughter becomes enmeshed with the father’s worse nightmare - drug lords, drug money and pornography. Will the R-Group find and reunite the daughter with her father?
Emily Ross
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really enjoyed this book, and I much prefer this book to #1 in the series. It looked deeper into Jacob, Petra and Otto, as well as looking into the other members of the R-Group. As in book 1, my favourite part of the novel is the character development and the character interactions, which was excellent.

I did struggle with the plot a bit, because there was a lot of moving parts that I struggled to
Oct 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by MK Marketing. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

This audiobook was a bit different from what I expected for a few differences. For one, it is narrated by a different person, which doesn't mean I don't like him, he's quite good at the accents and such, but I could tell there was a difference from the first book.

Secondly, this is the second
Oct 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“The Enigma Rising” is the second book in the “Enigma” series of books co-written by Charles V. Breakfield and Roxanne E. Burkey. The Audible narration is performed by Derek Shoales; who is a different narrator from the first book’s narration. Although this book is categorized as a technothriller, I would not place it is that genre. The first book seemed to excessively use technology where this book seems to go to the other extreme by lacked as cohesive blending of technology and thrill. ...more
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fairly complex, action-packed thriller with reasonably believable characters. Some of the actions and behaviors of the characters stretch credulity a bit and are rather predictable, but admittedly, there are a couple of very well written sex scenes.

Derek Shoales delivers an excellent performance, giving distinctive voices to the characters. His accents aren't always perfectly accurate, but they serve their purpose well.

The ending seems to be a major setup for the next book in the
I read the first book in this series several months ago and liked it. I thought there were a few small writing issues that the audiobook made more apparent. This time around the author has obviously matured. The story is engaging right from the beginning and the characters really develop in this book. The action doesn't stop. The narration is excellent. The story moves forward at a great pace, and I was so glad to be along for the journey!

I received a free copy of this audiobook at my request
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"So cute when they become animated."
The information gatbering R group searches for a missing heiress and also investigates the disappearing drugs lords and their accumulated assets. Along the way, it uncovers financial and identity laundering, pornography and fashion, friendship, sex and romance together with a host of colourful characters and a blurring of distinction between criminal activity and Bad Boy rogues. A slow action thriller which would benefit from reduction in
InD'tale Magazine
There is a great deal to recommend “The Enigma Rising:” its colorful characters, quick dialogue and constant intrigue.

Read full review in the 2018 July Aug issue of InD'tale Magazine.

After reading the first book, I was interested to continue Jacob and Petra's story, especially since I loved all of the technology present in The Enigma Factor.

And while this book is good, I was slightly surprised that it didn't seem to be a continuation of the first, nor did it have the same amount of technology present. It seemed to be a side story. But don't let that make you think that the story wasn't good, it really was, it just wasn't what I expected.

I have a lot of the same comments with
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is really good. Although I missed the main characters from book 1 this book had more suspense. And what better way to start off with them trying to find a missing girl. Did she runaway or kidnapped? With Otto's help can him and his team find the female and stop any attacks in the area and world? I love how this is based on hackers but yet action outside of the technology world as well. Who is covering for who? Who is playing both sides. I often wondered how the R team get themselves ...more
Benjamin  Thomas
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #2 The Engima Rising was a better story than the first book. This was less of a sprawling plot with a clear aim, new characters and a better storyline. Definitely had more of a humorous tone which made me laugh out loud several times. A bit too heavy on the sexual activity though. ...more
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I write as a co-author with Charles Breakfield, as Breakfield and Burkey

Breakfield – An acknowledged technology solutions architect with 25+ years of experience in security, hybrid data/telecom environments, unified communications, enjoys leveraging his professional skills in these contemporary TechnoThriller stories. He enjoys studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges

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  • The Enigma Always (The Enigma #6)
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  • The Enigma Broker (The Enigma #8)
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