Against All Silence (An SOS Thriller)

Against All Silence (An SOS Thriller)

 
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Against All Silence (An SOS Thriller)
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Release Date
May 23, 2016
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9780996066693
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After being a key figure in the exposing of government corruption, Max Stein has spent a quiet semester abroad in Paris, studying, staying off the Internet, and looking for his long-lost mother. But just as he is about to fly back to the United States for the holidays, trouble manages to find him once again. Max receives a call from Penny, his on-again-off-again girlfriend who is part of the expert hacking duo DoubleThink. She wants him to meet with Ada Kiesler, a high-profile whistleblower hiding out at a foreign embassy in Berlin. Max has no interest in getting drawn into another corporate conspiracy. But when airport security suddenly detains him on suspicion of cyber-terrorism, he has little choice but to get involved. Soon Max and Penny are tangling with a new group of shadowy figures who are determined to control how the world shares its information. And some figures from Max’s past resurface, including his own mother, whose life has mirrored his own in more ways than he’d realized. In this action-packed follow up to The Silence of Six, Max and his hacker friends must fight to expose a corrupt corporation that has been systematically taking control of the Internet.

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Action Packed Cyber Read

E.C.Myers does not disappoint in this sequel to The Silence of Six.Just like SOS #1 this book is action packed, but now the stakes are even higher. After taking a short 6 month break from his cyber antics, Max Stein is back. While many questions left from the first book are answered, Against All Silence has you wondering, how can Max survive this time?

What's great about E.C. Myers world building is that it feels like it can be ripped right out of the headlines. Cyber terrorists, espionage, and mystery make this story a fantastic read. Max is likeable and completely relatable. He is quick and knowledgeable, but has doubts and concerns like teen. Myers masterfully weaves in timely topics like Internet freedom, privacy and social activism while keeping the story going.

This book could stand on its own, but reading The Silence of Six will make the story a lot easier to understand and enjoy. Fans of cyber thrillers and mystery will absolutely love The Silence of Six and its sequel. Even if you aren't up to date on your tech terms, it doesn't stand in the way of the story. Great young adult thriller. I am looking forward to E.C.Myers next book.

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