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Five quiet years have passed in Starland, California since the the time of the Pocket. But when a crazed old man shows up with a warning, Max, Casey, Ian and Sasha suddenly find themselves on the run. Max and Ian go through an Arch back to 1912, where a mysterious Machine is under construction that seems connected to Max’s unremembered secret. Meanwhile, Casey and Sasha follow the old man to the strange town of Arturo Gyp.

But there is more afoot than meets the eye: the enemies of Mr. E - the nefarious Archons - are abroad. And when Max is at last eye-to-eye with his secret, he realizes nothing will ever be the same again...

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  • Prelude: A 12-minute recap of Max Quick 1: The Pocket and the Pendant

  • We learn what has befallen Max, Casey, Ian and Sasha during the past five years in Starland, California. But an encounter with a crazed old man brings an abrupt end to the lives they have come to know ...

  • The foursome discuss Ian's recent discoveries. Max rashly attempts the Whispering Stone. He learns much, but is greatly disturbed at the same time. The Niburians attack: the foursome must use the Pyramid of the Arches if they are to escape -- but they must also split apart ...

  • Max and Ian go back through an Arch to 1912, the pivotal year that contains 'the Machine', a mysterious device somehow intertwined with Max's secret. Sky Chambers roam strangely unseen by the people of this time. Max and Ian pursue a hooded, child-stealing figure through a series of Book-jumps -- and end up worse off than when they began ...

  • Casey and Sasha follow Enki through another Arch and discover the strange town of Arturo Gyp. There, they meet Cody Chance, a too-perfect cowboy with a toothpaste smile, and a blind Indian: Logan White-Cloud. After scant clues of Enki's presence, they also meet Sheriff Blackthorne, who does not seem at all pleased by the presence of the girls...

  • Back in 1912, Max and Ian meet the Hidden Hand, a group consisting of the gypsy Madame Europa Romani, alienist Carlos Gustav, Sambhava the monk, the retired magician Gaspar Faliero and Michelle LeVeux. Are these the Niburians behind the Machine, disguised as humans? Or ... something else?

  • Sasha and Casey set out from Arturo Gyp in search of Enki. Across the screeching-white sands beneath a bloody sun, the duo trudges on. But the desert holds many surprises along the way -- and where they end up is the most surprising of all ...

  • Max and Ian are eager to begin the hunt for the Machine, but clash with Romani and Gustav, who prefer a more measured approach. Michelle sneaks a sly word with Max, and then a stab of ... something attacks the House.

  • Casey demands that Cody and Logan explain exactly what happened in the desert to Sasha and herself. Then Cody treats Casey to a night at the Thirteen, all while Casey keeps an eye out for her 'star people' amongst the denizens of the Gyp. Things at the Thirteen don't go exactly as planned, and it seems something of Nibiru is indeed here in the old West after all ...

  • Max and Ian exchange information about the Machine with Romani, Gustav and Sambhava. Max makes a bold request -- which alienates Ian. Sambhava, sensing this, takes Ian on an errand in 1912 New York, where they overhear two Pinkertons discuss the doings of a certain Millicent Madworth ...

  • Sasha gives Casey an earful; then Blackthorne gets his fortune told while Casey sneaks a listen. Then Logan White-Cloud faces down both the Sheridan Brothers and Blackthorne. Finally, Sasha and Casey are taken out to the desert by Logan to learn something that will change them both forever...

  • Carlos Gustav begins training Max. Feeling left out, Ian explores a secret passage in the House of the Hidden Hand and makes a startling discovery ...

  • Ian must now deal with the consequences of his discovery; Europa Romani tells her 'origin story'. Finally, Ian and Romani meet the enigmatic loner Marvin Sparkle, here to fight the Machine, but who has his own views on who is a friend and foe ...

  • Back in the Gyp, Casey breaks into Blackthorne's Victorian. And of course, she finds something very interesting inside ... Later, Sasha tells a tale from the time of the Pocket, when she and Ace were captured with the rest of the Serpents and Mermaids gang.

  • Michelle convinces Max to sneak out and spend the day with her in Central Park. They visit Sunpike's Sweets, where their day is interrupted by one Millicent Madworth. Following her, Max gets a huge shock and runs into Marvin Sparkle, who reveals some interesting information about the Machine ...

  • Casey begins the day with a shock: the well from the Books of Jonathan Roseblood Cyranus ... is actually here, in Arturo Gyp. A new stranger appears in town, or is he actually a stranger? Sasha finds out, with a shocker of her own. Finally, Blackthorne confronts Casey, and the Sheriff is clearly rattled about something ...

  • In search of his secret, Max and Ian risk a trip to the lower docks of New York, where Petunia said she and Max used to play in 1912. There, they meet Captain Dunkirk, who knows quite a bit about Max. But first, they must gain his trust ...

  • A commercial jetliner suddenly appears in the fog over the Gyp; when the fog lifts, it reveals a startling transformation in the surrounding desert. Blackthorne's true gambit is at last revealed when Casey, Sasha, Cody and Logan chase him down, but Blackthorne does something even he didn't intend ...

  • Ian discovers two children, Vadim and Vanya, who have escaped Madworth's clutches. The House quizzes them and gains much insight into the Machine. Then Gustav proposes a way to accelerate Max's education, but it is radical and dangerous, and even Romani is kept out of the loop ...

  • Ian is brought before the House ... iron-clad evidence is presented: someone in the House of the Hidden Hand is in league with the Niburians. But who?

  • Blackthorne lays the law down hard ... causing Casey and Sasha to do some digging, where they at last discover the secret of Arturo Gyp (yes this is revealed). Logan, Cody, Sasha and Casey get into a gunfight with Blackthorne and Ace ... and one of them dies. A HUGE episode, and they just get more intense from here until the book's end!

  • Romani summons the dispersed House to the Spring Ball at the Waldorf, where Madworth is meeting a mysterious, pock-marked man with salt-white skin ... the traitor is revealed, and Madworth and Romani square off in a duel to the death. Special Guest Star: Johnny Siren!

  • With the banishment of Blackthorne, Arturo Gyp is completely transformed. But now the townspeople speak of 'the Gypture' which they expect imminently. And that's when Sasha figures nearly everything out and explains it all to Casey. Yet this interpretation also means that Blackthorne is coming back, for a final battle to the death ...

  • After the disaster at the Ball, the House regroups on the Peking. Faliero reminisces on how he met Romani and tells his 'origin story'. The final moments before the ultimate confrontation with Madworth and the Machine ...

  • At last: the final showdown between Casey and Blackthorne! The 'season finale' of the Arturo Gyp storyline.

  • Max, Ian and the House of Hidden Hand attack the Niburian nest. The showdown with Madworth, and the purpose of the Machine is unveiled at last. Or is it? Part 1 of the 'season finale' of the 1912 storyline!

  • Final triumph over the Machine and its terrible purpose seems imminent ... or is it?

  • "Miss Starry ... Mother ... Living in Connecticut" The mysterious note handed to Max by Dunkirk leads Max up north ... WHERE HIS SECRET IS REVEALED TO HIM

  • The final episode! Remaining questions are answered, and the foursome are united. On a beach that could be anywhere, anywhen they exchange thoughts ... and the opening of Max Quick Book 3: The Bane of the Bondsman is set up!

I thoroughly enjoyed Max Quick 1 which I listened to quite a while back. Just finished MQ 2 and have to say "Wow, brilliant thought provoking story. But also the performance by Mark is uncommonly great! After some thought I believe this pretty much my favorite on Podiobooks.com. I can't ...
I cannot express enough how happy I am you've chosen to podcast the second book in this series. Like the first book, I've enjoyed this one immensely and am on my third read (now with my 9 year old son listening along). I love the cast of characters and the ...
I cant wait for Book 3 to come out on Podiobooks. I have thoroughly enjoyed the forst 2 books but really want to know what happens next. All excellent ratings for story and narration quality. Keep up the good work.
The Max Quick Series is a wonderful way for me to get my kids to spend quality time with me and gives us something to talk about together. As many of you know. there aren't many things that can bring a 13 year old girl, her 9 year old brother ...
First off, if you haven't read/listened to Max Quick book 1: the pocket and the pendant. Go and read/listen to it now, before you start with part 2. It will help understand the story that much better. Part 2 features the heroes from part 1, but a bit older, a ...
The Max Quick series are absolutely gorgeous! Every time I think I know what will happen next, something totally different happens. Wonderful! Also, I love all the different characters and I think it's great how every one of the travelers gets to play his/her own role in the story. I ...
Ah never mind. That's episode 13 that contained the rest. Bit weird to cut it off there. :S
Is it me, or is episode 12 cut off? it seems to stop mid sentence. I downloaded the file twice now, and both stop at the same point. both are 30mins49 long... seems to me to be a bit short
I haven't listened to today's episode where the 'secret of Arturo Gyp' will be revealed, but I'm on the edge of my seat! Also, I can't be the only one to have noticed that 'arturo gyp' with its weird spelling actually anagrams to 'purgatory'... Great stuff, Mark! I got hooked ...
Mark! What the heck is up with Casey and Max? You are KILLING me? I wanted smack both of them; STOP BEING STUPID YOU LOVE EACH OTHER. Grrr...i had to buy the PDF just to find out. no satisfication at all. Curse you Mark Curse you.

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