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The Alpha Enigma

By: W. Michael Gear
Narrated by: Alyssa Bresnahan,Brian Wiggins
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A thrilling new science fiction mystery from the New York Times best-selling author of the Donovan novels

Dr. Timothy Ryan, head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks, is meeting a new patient, a woman known as Prisoner Alpha. As she is being transferred, they are attacked by assassins, barely escaping with their lives. One shooter vanishes, leaving behind a dead companion unlike anyone Ryan has ever seen.   

But even more baffling is the puzzle of Alpha herself. She speaks in a strange tongue, and doodles in bars, dots, and little pictures like nothing Ryan has ever seen. Is she some sort of savant, or the most cunning spy he's ever met?   

Meanwhile, in Egypt, archaeologist Reid Farmer uncovers an 18th Dynasty tomb that shouldn't exist, filled with Mayan epigraphy, mathematics, and materials that didn't exist 3,000 years ago. As a result of this discovery, Reid and forensic anthropologist Kilgore France - along with the sarcophagus they have found - are snatched away to a hidden lab to solve the enigma of a man lost in time.   

As dark forces gather, Alpha makes an impossible escape from Grantham. Ryan quickly becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance, but with a team of unique allies, sets out to prove his innocence. Together, they must find Alpha and save Ryan before it is too late.

©2020 W. Michael Gear (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Wonderful read

Fabulous story and great interaction between the two narrators. Having a number of over- competent women warms my heart.

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A-Team, plus science, facing time travel

An enjoyable romp with an excellent presentation. The characters were pretty slow to pick up on fairly obvious clues, but that's a mild issue. Looking forward to a sequel.

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adding life to the voices with in the story

The Alpha Enigma
by W. Michael Gear

The combination of Alyssa Bresnahan and Brian Wiggins reading this story brings the voice of the story to life. They have chosen to have different voices for the various character narrations was brilliant. Then changes reminded the listener we were changing the points of view. One of the reviews stated the story was like a movie, the audio book even more so. I was caught in the story again forgetting the little moments I read, hearing them as new as I heard them again.

This book came into the world as a controversy. I am sorry to say Michael Gear was unfairly censored by a politically reactive criticism. First and foremost, I think the nit picking in this book is ridiculous. Michael Gear is an amazing author who uses the divine art of storytelling to draw in the reader. His character descriptions have a reason, and every character like every human has a history. If in fact that history is not always easy, or politically correct there is a reason to every decision the reader needs to suspend belief and they will find that his reasoning is impeccable.
Alpha Enigma is a scientific thriller, reminiscent of Michael Gear’s prior books like Dark Inheritance and Raising Abel… A science fiction nature of the story is based in scientific theory. The ideas of particle entanglement, canonical quantum gravity, Bose-Einstein condensate, and general relativity all have basis in true science. These theories are exceptionally elaborate and expansive allowing Michael Gear to have a mythical reason for the events in this story. He twists and twines not only these scientific principles but psychology, Greek history, Egyptian history, Mayan mathematics, and biology. His story is amazing. I fell in love with all the characters even with their apparent flaws and foibles. Chief Raven, perhaps the strongest character, shows not only humanism, but also feminine divinity. Her PTSD and kleptomania not only define her and as a psychiatric patient but is the key mystery of her character. She is the most capable Seal I have ever read about, the first female Seal, the feminist should be elated. Falcon, may be the most dynamic character, his psychological diagnosis makes him the most fragile, yet his brilliance is apparent. Skipper is a remarkable psychologist, psychiatrist. I love how he is able to see his patients as people, he is amazing willing to sacrifice everything for his patients. I have only started with these three remarkable characters because I hope to read more and see more of them in particular.
This story is only the beginning, I know the controversy has made Michael pause on the next book. Yet I hope in time that his fans love, and our support give him the strength to continue the story, and damn the criticism.

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Great read.

Can’t wait for the next book! Great story with the perfect touch of humor ! Thanks