A reporter for the New York Times, Matt Richtel covers technology and telecommunications for the San Francisco bureau, and in the cloud, available soon at your favorite local bookstores and right now for order online, , he masterfully weaves a well-documented and authoritative call to action into the slick vernacular of a thriller.
In the Cloud, Richtel ups the game with a story of a late-night accident on a San Francisco subway platform . . . but was it really an accident?
Disoriented and bloodied after a near-fatal fall onto the subway tracks, freelance journalist Nat Idle discovers that a beautiful stranger has come to his aid . . . and that the man who barreled into him had intended to do Nat harm. What he doesn't know is why--and his quest for the answers leads him to uncover a handful of mysterious deaths, and a bizarre neurological disorder plaguing Bay Area children, as he ventures ultimately into the Cloud.
The Cloud is where we store data, secrets and dreams. but it is more than that--the Cloud has the power to change not just how we interact with the world, but our behavior and our brains. Nat, in his search for the truth finds himself lost in a psychedelic maze, discovering things that cannot possibly be, and realizing there is no one and nothing he can trust . . . not even his own mind. At its core, The Cloud is a deeply personal story with a powerful, emotional twist you won't see coming.