Hidden somewhere, deep in the Cloud, something is collating information. It reads everything, it learns, it watches. And it plans. Around the world, researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs are being killed in a string of apparently unrelated accidents.
But when intelligence-agency analysts spot a pattern they struggle to find the culprit, blocked at every step - by reluctant allies and scheming enemies. Meanwhile a multi-billionaire inventor and forward-thinker is working hard to realise his dream, and trying to keep it hidden from everyone - one government investigating him, and another helping him.
But deep in the Cloud something is watching him, too. And deep in the Cloud, it plans.