The Cloud by Matt Richtel

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The Cloud is an exhilarating, cutting-edge thriller from Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times technology and science reporter Matt Richtel.

When the next generation of technology seeps into the brains of the next generation of people, former medical student turned journalist Nat Idle must investigate and stop the invasion.

In the tradition of Lisa Gardner, Steve Berry, and Joseph Finder, Richtel has delivered a whip-smart page-turner that melds cutting-edge science with a technological mystery and a shocking finale. A deftly told tale, the scariest part of The Cloud is how close to reality it could be.

The Cloud, the second in the Nat Idle series, includes a bonus short story, "Floodgate."


About Matt Richtel

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Matt Richtel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times technology journalist and novelist. He is the author of two previous critically acclaimed novels, Hooked and Devil's Plaything, and his fiction, like his journalism, focuses on the impact of technology on how people live, behave, and love in the 21st century. He won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for his series on distracted driving. He lives in San Francisco with his family.
Published January 29, 2013 by Harper. 453 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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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...

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Richtel raises a number of interesting and frightening points about the uses and effects of technology, particularly with respect to brain development, among other issues.

Feb 08 2013 | Read Full Review of The Cloud

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