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Summary

As the world's biggest powers compete for superiority, it's not larger weapons or greater numbers of soldiers that top their wish lists. Instead, it's the latest and greatest technological advances: nanotechnology, dynamic programming algorithms, and drones, working together to build the next generation of military communications.

When a professor at a Texas university begins researching ways to improve animal husbandry and boost global food supplies, her results catch the eye of inquisitive engineer Keith Austin Avery, whose interests have nothing to do with solving world hunger.

But as Avery works on potential new uses for this technology, his research draws the attention of a powerful terrorist group, with traumatic results for him and his subcontractor Eilla-Zan Marshall.

Now it;s up to the members of the R-Group to find the terrorists and their captives, using all the data and analytics at their disposal to leverage each and every piece of information.

The fast-paced third installment of the Enigma Series has R-Group's Jacob working closely with a powerful and talented team, with results that incorporate a satisfying balance of technology, surprisingly sensitive romance, and the blurred lines that surround the age-old conflict between good and evil.

©2017 Enigma Series, LLC (P)2017 Enigma Series, LLC

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When you face the dark demons...

The Enigma series just keeps getting better.
This is not a fast paced, action thriller. Just the opposite. It moves slowly, densely filling the pages with conversations, stories, anecdotes and explanations of aspects of computer workings But don't be fooled - the tension is palpable. Once underway the story is gripping, the characters steadily gaining real personally and presence, over and above what has been received from the earlier books, and the compulsion to find our what will happen to each one is almost as powerful as pondering the futures of real life acquaintances.

Narrator Derek Shoales is back again to breath further life into each of the protagonists on both sides of the conflict, his voicing for each now being distinctive and strangely appropriate (even if the accents are occasionally suspect), making the dialogue feel natural in context. His reading is clear with good intonation and adherence to the pace of the book. And his warm voice is a pleasure to hear.
A good performance.

This is a thoughtful thriller featuring a white tiger, code cracking and compiling, counterfeit currencies, "computer generated Russian roulette", a (literal) kill switch which just keeps on morphing, conspiracies and kidnapping and murder. All good, exciting reading. But it is the characters themselves who take center stage. I received a freely given complimentary copy of Ignite at my request, from the rights holder, via Audiobook Boom. Thank you so much. I enjoyed it immensely. Recommended to all who enjoy tech based and character led thrillers.

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Yeah, I'm hooked

I am completly immersed in the storyline and characters... I've been able to enjoy the reader... on another note... I was recently at a convention and happened on both Burkey and Breakfield... they were warm and inviting... it was a real thrill to meet Roxanne and Charles... I'm looking forward to the next volume!! Well done, guys

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Another great book in a brilliant series!

I love the detail in these books. Specifically in relation to the technology. It's great to listen to someone talk about something they know and understand but not in an overly scientific or boring way. That really comes out in these books. It's interesting and good and adds depth.

That's not to say that we are short in character depth and inter-character twists turns and interests. We have some great characters that the narrator does a brilliant job in bringing to life.

It's an espionage thriller that's got great pace and has technology as an enabler to the espionage elements.

I like the shadowy R-Group as well in terms of what they bring to the story.

All in all another great read.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Good Characters

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I really enjoyed this installment in the Enigma series. I did enjoy the characters more than the plot, which I struggled to believe somewhat. I did struggle a bit with the technology parts, which kind of just went over my head at parts. But, I enjoyed seeing Jacob and Petra again, and I really liked the character of the story, Professor Su Lin.

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  • 15-10-18

Romance still a little awkward

Shoales continues his amazing narration work with this next book in the series. I enjoy his voice as it helps me get into the story easier knowing which character is speaking based on the little distinctions he does for each of them. I really love his accents as well! No production errors from what I can tell. Shoales is a perfect narrator for the series and I’m glad he has continued with the series if only for consistency 🙂 I give it a 5/5 stars.

The story itself of this third book is interesting. We get some more plot twists and weird technology introduced. From a reality perspective I get a little lost with how plausible the technology is/how it works. I think some more description on that would be beneficial since it is a scifi book. I also still question the romance a little haha. I’m more used to it, but I just don’t know if it’s super necessary to the series as a whole. But overall Breakfield and Burkey have done much better with the romantic parts and since it’s clearly something they want in here I am happy for the improvement. So I give the story itself a 4/5 stars.

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.

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  • Booklover
  • 03-04-18

Another Great Read from Breakfield and Burkey!

Every time I read a new book in this series I think it the best yet. I just love the way the authors walk you through the technology explanations and the narrator has such a wide vocal range. The story involves a multi-national cast and it helps that the narrator has great vocal talent.

This book was really hard to put down. The story is riveting. Jacob and Petra are once again in the story, and many characters from previous stories have been given bigger parts. The team is put under a time line pressure that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end.

I really hope this is made into a movie at some point. I think it would do well on a theater screen.

I received this as a gifted audiobook, but the review is honest and my own opinion.

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  • Merrci
  • 06-03-18

A Terrific Tech Thriller

I'd love to work for The R Group. This time it's nano bio technology that nations are racing to develop. The woman closest to getting it right wants it for good. Once others discover her lead, they are after her to implant in the human body. For good or for bad?

Jacob and the R Group will use their skills and their amazing technology to recover the woman and defeat those who have her.

The technology is fascinating in this series, and keeps me coming back for more. Likable characters, including several new ones, grow on you until you will want to know what they will do next.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. I'm so glad I could. You can find my full review at Mystery Suspense Reviews.

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  • AudioBook Reviewer
  • 09-01-18

I could NOT put this audiobook down

The Enigma Ignite is an invigorating listen.  I could NOT put this audiobook down and found it extremely aggravating when I had no choice!

The authors put an interesting spin on nanobots that is unusual, unique and fascinating! Petra and Jacob are together again but play a smaller role in this story letting others take center stage.  Professor Su Lin in her quiet life to improve animal husbandry and with her assistants' help makes a discovery that everyone wants at any cost!  Otto and his crew of experts combined with new characters strive to keep the deadly work from the wrong hands while also thwarting the evil terrorist hell-bent on wreaking havoc on the US.  Su Lin puts Jacob and others in a major tailspin as they race against the clock to save her.

The authors Charles Breakfield and Roxanne Burkey are amazing authors!  They know their audience and know the genre inside and out!  They have built a cohesive and captivating group of people that their readers are invested in.  Their dialogs are realistic as are their characters.  I cannot wait to see where Breakfield and Burkey take us next with the earth-shattering endings and beginnings that are going to take place in the next book!

Derek Shoales did a great job of narrating the story.  His voice fluctuated appropriately, he spoke clearly and with some of the characters spoke them with conviction (i.e. the terrorist).  I enjoyed his voice and tone throughout the book.

Anyone who loves thrillers and mysteries with an amazing TWIST – this is the book for you!!!

There were no issues with the audio quality or production of this audiobook.

Audiobook was provided for review by the publisher.

Please find this complete review and many others at my review blog.

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  • JHO808
  • 18-02-18

A real world new tech business model for smugglers

Yes, you read correctly- smart drug and money laundering! Although they come off as dopey...they are actually pretty smart. Throughout the book characters trade witty jokes and put- downs that left me laughing days later. That being said, at times it can get a little slow...same old same old again- but all in all a great read about smugglers trying to get a leg up and hardly wiping the prize. Great narration no complaints there.
This is my honest review- worth the money and a good long book!
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • TU
  • 12-02-18

It is interesting enough to bring me back for #3

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

This one was a bit better, in my opinion, than the first two books in the series. The author still includes too many technology buzzwords, but I've either grown used to it, or it's not so blatant. Anyway, Derek Shoales continues to give a stellar performance and is what keeps me coming back to this series.

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  • Jeff & Sabrena
  • 28-01-18

Too unrealistic

The ridiculous descriptions of technology throughout this story are becoming tedious. And the plot isn't particularly believable either. The characters are very colorful although a bit flat and stereotypical. The romance is predictable and obligatory.

Derek Shoales performance is very good. He gives distinctive and consistent voices to the characters, although his accents aren't especially accurate.

All in all, there isn't enough realism in this story to capture and hold my attention. It's just too far over the top.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.