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Against All Silence

(SOS #2)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  214 ratings  ·  38 reviews
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
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by Adaptive Books
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Neil (or bleed)
Dec 13, 2015 marked it as to-read-sequels

Aug 23, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this!

It's available exclusively at B&N stores and until Feb. 17, 2017.
Monique Bergado
Dec 14, 2015 marked it as to-read
Sarah Monsma
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As eager as I am to read a second book in a series when I’ve loved the first book, I’m often a bit reluctant to start. Many times the second novel simply doesn’t hold up to the promise of the first, especially in a thriller format when the stakes are high. I needn’t have worried about Against All Silence, the sequel to The Silence of Six. In fact, I think I enjoyed this second book in the series even more.

Max Stein is back after recovering from his harrowing adventure that began with his best fr
Jun 20, 2016 added it
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This series just keeps getting better. Myers has the tech down, and he pulls the reader in and snarls you up in code. Unputdownable cyber read.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
spoiler free review(mostly)
rating: 2.5 stars
please excuse the excessive amount of time "annoying" was used

Just to give a little context, I started this book immediately after reading The Silence of Six, which is now one of my favorite books of all time as a stand-alone novel. After finishing SOS, I had some pretty big expectations for the sequel Against All Silence, and to be honest... I didn't love it. E.C. Myers is an incredible writer and one of my all time favorite authors but this book was
Read InAGarden
Jun 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Against All Silence was a little longer and a little more Jason Borne-ish than Silence of Six but it was still a really good cyber-espionage-thriller novel. Readers will be able to see the tributes to Julian Asange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden throughout the novel. In this installment Max has spent a semester in Europe away from the spotlight, hacking, and Penny. Just as he's about to return to the States he's thrust back into the world of the Dark Web by a figure that wants to bring an e ...more
Lizbeth Rojas
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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3.5 The first book was SO good, so I was expecting a lot out of this one, but it just didn't hit the mark for me. The first book was action packed from the start, where as this one we had to kind of create something to happen, and that made it a slower paced. I wasn't as invested in the story as the first one, but I still enjoyed this book. I loved the scenes when Penny and Max were traveling around Europe. Those ones were a lot of fun to read. The stakes are very high in this one, but the book ...more
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
The story was harder to follow then the first book. There were a lot of threads to follow and I felt like not enough re-cap was given, but it was manageable. I also got really bugged about Max's and Penny's relationship in the book. It's turned into a drama-fest that goes between hot and cold. Throughout the book there's this continuing problem of a very basic moral disagreement between them, but they often forget about intense discussions they were having a paragraph ago and start making out ra ...more
Hailey Thompson
The sequel was just as great as the first book. I’m hoping that there will someday be a third book because I’m dying to know what happens yet.
Against All Silence is a compelling, fast-paced, edge of your seat story. This book is filled with twists and turns, you’re never sure which direction the book is going and as soon as you think you think you’re finally heading in the right direction, the story takes a sharp left.
This is very well written book and I can’t wait to see what E.C Myers comes up
Julie Davis
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Max Stein, aka Error 503, has taken a semester off to study in Paris. While there, he tries hunting down his mother, who he knows is in France from his run-in with Victor at Panjea. As he starts to leave, he cannot board the plane, because he's on the terrorist watch list. Although he doesn't want to be a hacker or in the public eye anymore, Penny needs his help with an outrageous plan. The action keeps you turning the pages as Max is once again forced to choose which path he wants to follow. A ...more
Emily Loewen
Jun 20, 2020 rated it liked it
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May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
The first book created a really compelling picture of young hackers affecting the government through social media. In other words, completely timely. The story didn't feel as personal this time out, though. Maybe it was the foreign intrigue? It would have been cool to see the kids at home. But this was still good writing and a good tale. ...more
Taylor Dean
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this sequel! I thought it was a little slow at times and sometimes I could not keep myself reading but overall I really enjoyed it. I wish this author would write more books because I love his writing style.
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!!! I prefer the first to this one but I still give it the same, amazing praise. Love this author.
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
A teenager is a hacker. He finds himself intwined in the cyber world again when he is in Europe.

Probably a good teen book.

Laura Kohler
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
10/10 would hack again
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Action packed what more can i say
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I L O V E IT.doesnt beat the first one but still a good read.
Isabella Seychel
Oct 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All dystopia is awesome and always highly recommended by me.
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Not as good as the first. Sequel wasn’t really needed either but it did have stuff that furthered the continuity.
Jackie Tarrant
Mar 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
Max is a major simp
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked the story.
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookshelf
It’s a good book and I love the characters and the action. It also fits very well with the goal of the duology.
Allison Pennington
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic sequel! I enjoyed both reads and give Myers props for making a language I do not speak, so easy to follow in this book I could not put down. Perfect for reluctant readers.
Dec 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you've been reading Devin's Book Hub for a while now, you may recall me reviewing The Silence of Six by E.C. Myers about a year and a half ago, after winning a copy of the novel via a Goodreads giveaway. I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of the upcoming sequel, Against All Silence, which will be available next week.

Just like the first book in the series, it is jam-packed with action. This time, however, the stakes are even higher. The story takes place where the previous one e
Terry Longstreth crom
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good read
Jan 20, 2021 rated it did not like it
I am beyond disappointed! I LOVED the first book but the sequel didn’t do it for me. It was soooo slow. Literally nothing happens! I’ve read some similar reviews and some su that it picks up but I felt like I was forcing myself to read it to the point that I didn’t want to read at all anymore so I put a stop to that feeling and DNF this book. I miiiiight pick it up again in the future but who knows
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Against All Silence, by E. C. Myers has Max and Penny fighting for the rights of Internet users again, this time in Europe. A giant telecom is quietly trying to gain control of the Web. Penny is trying to stop them and pulls Max in. Will he give up the search for his Mom to help Penny? Can The Curtain be stopped? Can Ada be trusted? Myers touches on the questions we all have in today's connected society. Not quite the thrill ride of the first book, but still a good read. ...more
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E.C. Myers was assembled in the U.S. from Korean and German parts and raised in Yonkers, NY by his mother and the public library. He is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and a member of the prolific NYC writing group Altered Fluid. In the rare moments when he isn't writing, he blogs about Star Trek at The Viewscreen, reads constantly, plays video games, watches films and television, ...more

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