The Warehouse

Sold in more than 20 foreign countries * Optioned for film by Ron Howard * Picked as a hot read by publications like Entertainment Weekly, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, The Real Book Spy, PopSugar, the BBC, and more…

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9781984823793.d_the_warehouseCloud 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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“[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

“Holy hell, The Warehouse is our future, isn’t it? Imagine that one day we screw up the world and our country so damn bad that we all have to live where we work in what amounts to a modern variant on indentured servitude, and then layer on top of that a bleeding-edge thriller set inside a massively autocratic corporate entity, and you still haven’t seen just how sharp, or scary, this book is. Every page presents a new set of chills that tells you in no uncertain terms: this is where we’re headed if we don’t correct our course. Taut, tense, and masterful.” —Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Wanderers

The Warehouse is 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, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World

“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—where our reliance upon e-commerce giants is turning them into malevolent entities more powerful than government.” 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 yet make you wonder what color your shirt will be, one day.” —Delilah S. Dawson, New York Times bestselling author of Wake of Vultures and Phasma

“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.” —SJ Rozan, author of Ghost Hero and Absent Friends

The Warehouse is a terrifying portrait of a not-so-far-off future where free will succumbs to big business armed with 24/7 surveillance. A chilling and all too believable thriller.” —Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister

“Wildly imaginative yet terrifyingly real, The Warehouse is both a gripping thriller and an alarming glimpse into what could soon be our future.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of Lock Every Door

“The Warehouse is an absolute thriller. Using wit, insight and masterful story-telling, 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, author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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