The Warehouse takes place in a near-future world where one company, Cloud, has taken over. Cloud is so large it more or less runs parts of the US government.
Paxton is a former prison guard and small business owner. Cloud made him go out of business and now he works for them. Zinnia is a spy hired to take a menial job at Cloud to uncover a hidden secret within the company.
Cloud is so large that workers like Paxton and Zinnia live inside what is called a Mother Cloud. Massive buildings filled with dorms, restaurants, entertainment and Cloud’s Warehouse.
Overall this story was compelling. Author Rob Hart has created a world that is believable. The systems and functions of Monther Cloud were well thought out. For some Cloud is a savior, for others, it is nearly evil. The author keeps ambiguous if Cloud is actually an evil company.
My only criticism would be this story could have been a trilogy. Some of the subplots felt like they could have carried a full novel alone. Especially seeing how Zinnia’s spying involved a few steps, each step could have been the glue to link the multiple books.
A good book leaves you wanting more. So perhaps that minor criticism is nothing more than a personal desire to have more Paxton and Zinnia adventures along with digging deeper into Cloud.
Author Rob Hart truly digs into some scary ideas. Workers living in company-owned housing is nothing new. But the extent to which Mother Cloud is monitoring their employees on and off duty is scary. Yet the modern trend chipping away at our privacy for convenience is real. In a few years, we could be living in a world as The Warehouse envisions…
Anyone looking for a thriller that digs into modern themes should be picking up The Warehouse by Rob Hart. It releases on August 20, 2019.
A free review copy was provided via NetGalley for this unbiased review.