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.
“An engrossing novel that will make you forget all about your favorite streaming service for a few nights.” —Stephen King
“[An] intelligent Orwellian thriller…Hart’s detail-oriented worldbuilding…makes this cautionary tale memorable and powerful. This promises to be Hart’s breakout book.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
“While touching on income inequality, drug addiction, and corporate espionage, Hart creates a compelling and intriguing thriller that holds up a black mirror to our own frightening state of affairs.” —Kirkus starred review
“An enjoyable mystery that is hard to put down. Highly recommended for dystopian fiction fans.” —Library Journal starred review
“The Warehouse is a thriller of ideas, and its interplay of taut action and incisive cultural commentary gives it shades of Fahrenheit 451 and Jurassic Park.” —USA Today
“Part modern age consumerism cautionary tale, part near-future dystopian nightmare . . . Its message just might make you think twice when dealing with today’s omnipotent online retailers.” —SYFY Wire
“Futuristic thrillers such as 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The Handmaid’s Tale succeed because the plots harbor more than a few kernels of truth that make the stories believable. Add Rob Hart’s whip-smart thriller The Warehouse to that oeuvre. The engrossing plot not only seems that it could happen, but also, in many ways, is happening now.” —Associated Press
“Featuring an explosive twist-in-the-tail climax, this terrifying hybrid of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Zamyatin’s We is a triumph.” —The Guardian (UK)
“A literary blockbuster with brains . . . gripping [and] hugely engaging.” —The Observer (UK)
“Fires an exhilaratingly unsubtle broadside against a world where the wage gap is becoming a yawning chasm.” —Financial Times (UK)
“Thrilling . . . conjures a warped but recognizable near-future America that nails the dystopia-as-utopia aspect of our worst nightmares. Like the best dystopian fiction, The Warehouse holds up a dark mirror to our times.” —San Francisco Chronicle