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The Warehouse

by Rob Hart

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The Warehouse by Rob Hart
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2019
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Cloud isn't just a place to work. It's a place to live. And when you're here, you'll never want to leave.

Paxton never thought he'd be working for Cloud, the giant tech company that's eaten much of the American economy. Much less that he'd be moving into one of the company's sprawling live-work facilities.

But compared to what's left outside, Cloud's bland chainstore life of gleaming entertainment halls, open-plan offices, and vast warehouses…well, it doesn't seem so bad. It's more than anyone else is offering. 

Zinnia never thought she'd be infiltrating Cloud. But now she's undercover, inside the walls, risking it all to ferret out the company's darkest secrets. And Paxton, with his ordinary little hopes and fears? He just might make the perfect pawn. If she can bear to sacrifice him.

As the truth about Cloud unfolds, Zinnia must gamble everything on a desperate scheme—one that risks both their lives, even as it forces Paxton to question everything about the world he's so carefully assembled here.

Together, they'll learn just how far the company will go…to make the world a better place.

Set in the confines of a corporate panopticon that's at once brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, The Warehouse is a near-future thriller about what happens when Big Brother meets Big Business--and who will pay the ultimate price.

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Hart's detail-oriented world-building, which credibly extrapolates from the Trump administration's antiregulatory agenda, makes this cautionary tale memorable and powerful. This promises to be Hart's breakout book." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A hell of a prosecution of modern commerce and the nature of work, all contained in the matrix of a Cory Doctorow-esque postmodern thriller that might not turn out the way you hoped. Part video game, part Sinclair Lewis, part Michael Crichton; it adds up to a terrific puzzle." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An enjoyable mystery that's hard to put down...Highly recommended for dystopian fiction fans." - Library Journal (starred review)

"On the surface, The Warehouse is a thrilling story of corporate espionage at the highest level, but dig a little deeper and you'll find a terrifying cautionary tale of the nightmare world we are making for ourselves." - Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter

"Fast-paced and unputdownable, thrilling and ominous, The Warehouse is a terrifying object lesson of a story that will haunt you each time you see a box on the front step—and make you wonder what color your shirt will be one day." - Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Phasma

"An absolute thriller...Using wit, insight, and masterful storytelling, Rob Hart has written a riveting tale that reflects on the state of humanity and where we might be heading. Be prepared for the unexpected and to look at our world through a new twisted lens." - Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

"An inventive, addictive, Crichton-esque, page-turning, near-future dystopian thriller about a corporation ruling over every aspect of our late-capitalism lives. While I hope Rob hasn't been sent back from the future to warn us, we should heed him regardless." - Paul Tremblay, Stoker Award–winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts

"I loved The Warehouse, although and because it made my blood run cold. The world Rob Hart creates is what our world could be by this time next year. Watching these oh-so-human characters try to cope, even thrive, in their new normal makes one alternately hopeful and despairing. Bravo!" - S. J. Rozan, author of Ghost Hero

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I had a tough time getting into this, but am oh-so-glad I stuck with it. The premise and storylines are excellent. It’s one of those books that will stick with you for a long time and make you ask yourself some difficult questions, like a modern day Brave New World or 1984.

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Rob Hart

Rob Hart is the author of the Ash McKenna crime series and the short-story collection Take-Out. He also co-wrote Scott Free with James Patterson. He's worked as a book publisher, a political reporter, and a communications director for a politician and was a commissioner for the city of New York. He lives on Staten Island with his wife and daughter.

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