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

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Even with family sometimes lunch is business

In this story we wanted to further explore and expand the relationship between the father and daughter, with a focus on their business acumen. At this juncture they both run different but very successful companies.

Thiago also sees this as an opportunity to keep Lara current on his business, just in case. Now that she is all grown up, Thiago admires her capabilities, yet still thinks of her as his daughter.

To a degree this is the world over effort of fathers taking care of daughters while daughters worry about […]

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

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When traveling expect the interrupted!

All of you who travel by air have the fun of going through the security checkpoints. Okay, it truly isn’t fun, but strange things can happen.

In this chapter Quip and EZ run into a young man who seems polite and apologetic. The end result of that chance meeting sets off a chain of events which takes Quip and EZ into a view of how the future can be predicted.

The Enigma Stolen focuses on how the future can predicted, manipulated and stolen by supercomputers. Do you think the future is here […]

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

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Security breaches: the humor is gone when it happens to you

One of the prime aspects of The Enigma Factor is the element of identity theft. It is an aspect of living today with technology which is more prevalent each and every day.

Our white hat, Jacob, takes all the precautions, has a job in technology safeguarding security breaches, and seems to do all the right things. If it could happen to him it could happen to any of us.

Most of us do not adhere to the security precautions we all receive. I still go into […]

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

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Insight into EZ and her subcontractor role

When we introduced Eilla-Zan (or EZ), she seemed to have a minor role and was represented as a sweet Georgia Peach. She was raised with that soft side, but also with great work ethic. As we expand her role, we try to illustrate her broad-based knowledge and as a tough-as-nails unified communications professional.

Certainly she has a tuned sense of humor, yet will go toe-to-toe as a professional. This highlights her education, experience, and credentials in her subcontracting role.

Working together with Keith, we want to bring a lens to […]

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

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Witness – Honest her blouse was painted on.

In this scene Jacob is in New York City tieing up some loose ends when he finds himself in the middle of something he can’t explain or more specifically shouldn’t explain. Add in the fact that he misses his lady, Petra, so much, his mind seems to be projecting her into all the wrong places.

He phones his mentor, Quip, asking for help, only to have his comments questioned and dissected. The more Jacob explains what occurred, the more Quip tries to get to what he thinks is the […]

What we were thinking: The Enigma Gamers-A CATS Tale #7 of the Enigma Book Series-

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The voice of reason

When putting together the scenarios for this book, we wanted to focus on humans growing dependency on technology. It seems as if technology may be getting too much control as humans relinquish responsibilities. For instance, how many people do you know that have only one hand because their cell phone has confiscated the other hand?

When faced a single personal problem, such as Marvin’s need to reach his wife, versus the entire automated warehouse procedures, the human side was placed at risk.

Have you ever felt no one listened to you? Are the […]

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

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Invisible chains can still hold the prisoner

Zara is a character who is on the very of changing her behavior. She wants to break all the ties and alliances which force her behavior and be her own person. It is tough when powerful people don’t wish to release a valuable asset.

This story has a focus on Zara and how her character evolves. Caught between using and being used while trying to find honest behavior is hard for her. Her background has been tough but she is a scrappy girl who won’t quit.

She thinks she know […]

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

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European encryption guru conquers Harley Davidson

We wanted to have the new relationship between Petra and Jacob to develop with a bit of fun. Harley motorcycles, wine, and sharing stories seemed to work.

In this chapter they are getting to know one another totally outside of the traditional data center or geek conference scene. They have a chance to do something they are both relatively inexperienced with, a date.

Often when we are in uncomfortable situation many of us relate experiences in a story format. Hence these two are doing the same. It is amazing where they […]

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

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How does one round the edges off?

We have found people will do things for many different reasons. Sometimes it’s greed, fame, power, or just because they can.

What are the reasons you take actions?

Do you find yourself cheering on characters who are doing something you only wished you might do?

If we have villians and heroes, who decides the winner and loser?

We wanted to show that often the obvious is in plain sight if someone just looks. When we look though, we can be guilty of not seeing.

Excerpt-The Enigma Rising

Your suspicions were […]

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

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Do older folks just trust more?

These days it seems the swindles come out of the woodwork for the older generation. The days of happy retirement and relaxing may in reality not be enough to fill in boredom, regardless of the original profession.

Older folks are wise, experienced, and sometimes a little too trusting. We wanted to add a bit of that flavor as Carlos and Juan worry about their only living blood relative. Jesus is as sharp as ever or sharp as a tack, depending upon one’s viewpoint.

Do any of you have family members who […]