Explore the inner workings of technology in the fast-paced thriller “The Enigma Factor.” Authors, Breakfield and Burkey, weave a complex tale full of danger, intrigue, and international cyber wars in their joint fictional novel debut.
Jacob Michaels is a brilliant programmer who has spent his life in the field of information protection, considering it his mission to protect major organizations from the horrific damage cyber criminals can inflict.
But it is his own life he finds in danger when rogue cyber-criminals target Jacob for inclusion in their nefarious activities. Determined, he sets off on a mission that takes him into the furthest reaches of cyber technology and is provided support through unknown protectors.
With his best friend in tow, as well as a distractingly beautiful encryptionist, Jacob’s journey ultimately sets off a chain reaction involving cyber theft, international hackers, romance, and more danger than he could have ever imagined. As Jacob closes in, however, he soon learns that the line between good guys and bad guys is increasingly blurry.
I received this audiobook from the author via AudioBookWorm for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Technology can be a scary thing, especially when criminals are involved.
The Enigma Factor is a thriller that is pushed by the characters. They are incredibly well described and each have very good, and unique personalities. The story is also well thought-out and unpredictable in most of its outcome, though there are a very easily predicted scenes.
I really enjoyed the technology aspect of the story and thought that it was well placed in the world setting. What I didn’t like however, was how high the romance was and the cursing. There were multiple sex scenes and they seemed to just be thrown in for the sake of including them. The romance would have survived better, in my opinion, without the sexual tension present, plus, I would have enjoyed the book a lot more had they been omitted.
So overall, I liked the story and the characters, but because of the other content, I’ll only be rating The Enigma Factor 3 out of 5 stars.
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