Book review: The Warehouse

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.

Robert Hart’s “The Warehouse” is an enjoyable hacker fiction novel, set in an environment of what I imagine is a not-very-well-disguised portrayal of Amazon, a company called “Cloud”.

The protagonists (especially the tech-savvy lead woman, Zinnia) are well-developed and believable (even if other bits are not), and the plot progresses and builds well, with enough sub-themes to hold my attention throughout.

Hacking is a constant theme, but the tech is not in-your-face or detailed, and it is an easy read, with a couple of good twists.

Ironically, I bought my ePub from Amazon.

CW: limited sexual violence / coercive control.