Title: The Silence of Six
By: E.C. Myers
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
WHAT IS THE SILENCE OF SIX, AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
These are the last words uttered by 17-year-old Max Stein s best friend Evan just moments before he kills himself after hacking into the live-streaming Presidential debate at their high school.
Haunted by the unforgettable image of Evan s death, Max s entire world is upended as he suddenly finds himself the target of a corporate-government witch-hunt. Fearing for his life and fighting for his own innocence, Max goes on the run with no one to trust and too many unanswered questions.
Max must dust off his own hacking skills and maneuver through the dangerous labyrinth of underground hacktivist networks, ever-shifting alliances and virtual identities all the while hoping to find the truth behind the Silence of Six before it s too late.
How I got it: This book was part of my recent $200 buying spree during a rare bookstore visit to see a student of my promoting and signing her new book. I merrily roamed Chapters tugging the wheely cart behind me and tossing into it any books that struck my fancy. This is how I met Ross, your friendly neighbourhood Chapters employee, who much to my surprise, really new his stuff. His enthusiasm for particular titles was infectious and I tossed several of them into my cart. This particular book still bears the sticker with “Staff Pick by Ross” on it.
When I got it: October 2017
Why I want to read it: The premise is very “Ready Player One”; young adult sci-fi intrigue with a male lead. Eager to finish my current read to get to this one.