Inexplicable drops in world markets for oil, copper, coal, and other commodities are destabilizing nations to the point of economic collapse. A conspicuous increase in production numbers for primary oil producing companies results in a call for help from governments and a large oil distributor. The R-Group quietly engages amid fears that further drops in value could devastate multiple economies of first world countries.
JJacob Michaels is called by ePetro’s Mike Patrick, CEO of the multinational oil broker, due to some prior data and network security engagement work. This prompts early investigation into the production numbers by Jacob. With support from Petra they suspect the problem is a result of hacking by an unidentified dark matter organization. In tracing back all the available threads they find it impossible to determine where this organization is operating, who is at the helm driving commodity prices down, and how are the profits being taken without detection. They realize early on that a single misstep places not only Jacob and Petra, but other members of R-Group directly into the path of mortal danger!
JThis cyber terror organization is fierce and lethal when it comes to protecting itself and the plans made to take control of global commodity markets. The lieutenants of this agenda are quick to execute orders without question. Failure does not get a second chance with these enforcers. R-Group’s advantage of leading technology resources, brilliant technologists, and years of experience may not be enough to locate the genius source bent on commodity market domination. Has this insidious cyber evil from the dark net become a challenge the R-Group simply cannot defeat?
JThe Enigma Broker, is the 8th book in The Enigma Series by the award-winning authors Breakfield and Burkey. It uses relevant technology layered with travel, intrigue, humor, mystery, and romance from the affluence of London to the extreme poverty of Argentina, the train yards of Fort Worth Texas, and places in between. The layers of planning and conspiracy by the cruel dark matter organization supplies suspense and intrigue to the very end.
Join us in this chilling journey into a dangerous digital underworld that raises troubling questions about our dependence on technology and our current obsession with social media avenues for communication.