Breakfield and Burkey
Breakfield is a 25+ year technology expert in security, networking, voice and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II his¬tory, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is also a fan of wine tastings, wine-making, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking.
Burkey is a 25+ year applied technology professional who excels at optimizing technology and business investments for global customers. She focuses on optimized customer experiences. Rox loves interviewing authors, writing white papers, reviewing books, and loves creating fiction.
Together they create award-winning novels and short stories that resonate with men and women, young and experienced adults, and bring a fresh new view to technology possibilities today. EnigmaSeries.com
The Enigma Factor
A brilliant programmer is targeted by cyber predators!
Jacob Michaels, computer network security-tester extraordinaire, tries to settle into a quiet life of work to polish his cyber security skills after the death of his mother. Jacob is unaware that his growing reputation makes him a person of interest.
Cyber-criminals are hunting for new recruits. They target this brilliant programmer to seduce him into joining their cause. More people are hunting him than just the Russian cyber kingpin.
Jacob sets off to find those who are targeting him. He discovers he’s in the crosshairs of previously unknown global experts. Of course, having his identity erased puts him front and center above anything else.
Buzz, when looking for the easy way, makes a ghastly judgement error and inadvertently crosses the line to the Darknet. He pleads to his best friend Jacob for help. Jacob, brilliant as he is, doesn’t have enough experience to help Buzz on his own.
Jacob battles against global cyber masterminds using his knowledge of programming, identity theft, and hacking. He’s pulled up short when his security knowledge is dwarfed following his introduction to Petra, the distractingly beautiful encryptionist.
The challenge is how to keep ahead of the criminals and learn who to trust.
In their debut TechnoThriller, The Enigma Factor, award-winning authors Breakfield and Burkey weave a complex tale of danger, intrigue, and international cyber combat. They use a relevant technology foundation, then layer on travel, romance, humor and mystery.
Like rust, the cat and mouse game of the new cyber warfare age never sleeps.
The Enigma Rising
Helping drug lords and their wealth disappear is Carlos and Juan’s specialty.
While vacationing in Mexico, Petra and Jacob, R-Group operatives, cross paths with Bad Boys, Carlos and Juan. If these men are identified, can they stop running outside the law long enough to do the right thing?
They've created an underground business of identity laundering for Mexican Drug Lords. Carlos optimizes satellite communications to mask surveillance during the movement of money and people. These so-called entrepreneurs force even the most generous observer to question the legality of their business model.
The disappearance of a wealthy Brazilian industrialist's daughter, Lara, causes Thiago to hire the R-Group to quietly locate and return her. Is the heiress in trouble and gone forever, or merely hiding in plain sight to escape her destiny?
The R-Group, operating from South America, Mexico, and Switzerland, assembles the puzzle pieces of Lara's trail. This path intersects in Acapulco where Carlos and Juan emerge as persons of interest. Can they help solve the location of the missing heiress or are they the culprits?
The award-winning Breakfield and Burkey's story draws you into a TechnoThriller that focuses on overcoming opportunistic cyber-crime in the high-stakes world of information brokering in today's 21st century.