What we were thinking: The Enigma Always #6 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Who has the best deal?

These are powerful men that at times are adversaries or at the very least comfortable using one another. They are both particularly good at bending those in lessor positions in their respective spheres of influence to their wills.

They bicker like children fighting over a toy. While their insults are like salve over their ever fragile egos.

In this portion of the story they are seriously trying to one-up each other. It might make you wonder who will win this contest of which door holds the real diamonds and which one will […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Wraith #4 of the Enigma Book Series-

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All laughter aside

Quip and Jacob have been chasing their solution to a dynamic problem. They have been working around the clock so are a bit punchy when Petra walks in.

They go back and forth with some obviously male one upmanship comments and gags, but showing their accomplishments and how close they are coming to finding a solution is really big.

Have you felt that way after a long hard slugfest to get to the goals. Do you ever celebrate early.

Take a read of these antics and read the book for the total thrill and […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Ignite #3 of the Enigma Book Series-

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New Definition on Teamwork

In this story and in particular this chapter, new players are working together to optimize their solution.

Often complex problems need to have a lighter side so Quip’s humor, and now also Eilla-Zan’s, seems to help relieve the tension and offer new options for finding the right solution. Quip does like to aggravate Jacob whenever possible.

Using satellite technology with drones and nano technology is providing a new frontier to delve into and learn from the ground up.

The Enigma Ignite is available in paperback, ebook, and also audible in case you are […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Dragon-A CATS Tale #9 of the Enigma Book Series-

Author Insight – The ultimate fire starter-rub two CATS together The CATS Team has not worked together for too long. Being all Type ‘A’ personalities from a more competitive, highly organized, ambitious, impatient, militarily trained and independent perspective makes pairing them up even tougher. This story uses this to further develop these talented individuals. It also allowed us to further develop these complex characters who may return to other stories if they survive. But as with any work teams, this can be challenging when pushed together. Having their boss Julie just out of sight during this exchange could make it […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Rising #2 of the Enigma Book Series-

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In it for the long term

Two of our favorite characters, Petra and Jacob were raised in a very non-traditional manner, education and training way before socialization. For them relationships have been digital rather than human except for family support and love.

We wanted to work with these types of characters to work through how they develop their social skills later in life. The Enigma Rising tracks their blossoming into what partner relationship means even as they are thrown back into cyber dangers.

These characters are a fun to work with and you will enjoy seeing them […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Broker #8 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Financial Analytics Enhanced by ICABOD

ICABOD is a supercomputer with special enhancements provided by Dr. Quip over time. At this point the logic that Wolfgang, the financial guru of the R-Group, is being exercised by ICABOD to enhance the focus for specific transaction types.

Wolfgang, our financial genius, has always done his financial analytics using the traditional methods existing for decades. The exposure to the capabilities of the supercomputer is opening up new horizons.

Quip realizes that his programming of ICABOD from an A.I. aspect is open to expanding the processes being encountered from a follow the […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Factor #1 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Interviews can be confusing, can’t they?

When Jacob crosses paths with Otto, he has no idea how this meeting could change his life. But trying new things and going down unfamiliar paths can sometimes be rewarding.

In many ways Jacob is brilliant especially in technology traces and details focused on security. However, his sheltered upbringing didn’t prepare him for how his world is about to change. He has no idea if Otto is friend or foe, but the “Song of the Sirens” is impossible to ignore and he is intrigued.

Their meeting is the start of something […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Stolen #5 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Trust Big Data or Jest?

With new waves of technology it is common for folks to voice skepticism. In The Enigma Stolen the idea that data will rule over human choice comes into question.

We also wanted to show how the team reacts to the possibilities of a relationship between unrelated incidents. On a broader scale most people can be herded to the direction of a marketing campaign, compulsive purchase, or even eating a certain type of food with very little effort.

Taking a leap with Big Data and the analytics which go along with it, takes […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Dragon-A CATS Tale #9 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Things hidden are for a reason…

Julie and Juan have just returned with EZ and Quip from their vacation. Julie is not only like a sister to Quip, but her background in protection, from all comers, allowed EZ and Quip to enjoy a honeymoon in paradise, with family as bodyguards. Arriving at the flat in Zurich, the reconnaissance was job one.

Juan is a bit too invasive, in the eyes of Quip, as he scours the flat for electronic or lethal devices, unaware that Quip has technology oversight for just that purpose. Plus, as much as the […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Always #6 of the Enigma Book Series-

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Wicked Webs Woven from Desperation

Some characters in our stories are good from the start and some are not. Each of them have distinctive personalities and, like most of us, these are formed over time. Our beginnings and life make up how we are and how we behave.

Zara is a special character for us in that she started out in a tough place and did that pull up by the bootstrap thing. She is hardly perfect, but her rough life has helped her determine what she doesn’t want, but not necessarily the way to move to […]