The Warehouse (Hardback)Rob Hart (author)
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Both a jet black satire of modern consumerism and a chilling depiction of a ravaged future world, The Warehouse offers kinetic thrills and thought provoking dialogue on every page. Built around the concept of a global retailer with a messiah complex, Hart’s electrifying novel fizzes with ideas and heart-pounding set-pieces.
Gun violence, climate change and unemployment have ravaged the United States beyond recognition. Amidst the wreckage, an online retail giant named Cloud reigns supreme. Cloud brands itself not just as an online storefront, but as a global saviour. Yet, beneath the sunny exterior, lurks something far more sinister.
Paxton never thought he'd be working Security for the company that ruined his life, much less that he'd be moving into one of their sprawling live-work facilities. But compared to what's left outside, perhaps Cloud isn't so bad. Better still, through his work he meets Zinnia, who fills him with hope for their shared future. Except that Zinnia is not what she seems. And Paxton, with his all-access security credentials, might just be her meal ticket. As Paxton and Zinnia's agendas place them on a collision course, they're about to learn just how far the Cloud will go to make the world a better place.
To beat the system, you have to be inside it.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 592 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 34 mm
'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.' - 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
'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!' - SJ Rozan, author of Ghost Hero
'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, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
'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
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