There is No Cloud


Author: Kat Wheeler
Title: There is No Cloud
Genre: Tech Mystery
Release Date: January 12, 2021

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You never know what’s listening….

As a sales rep for SmartTech, the world’s largest home automation company, Cameron Caldwell’s job is to keep customers happy… and buying. That means the current bane of her existence is a rival company’s home AI device, the HomeTech Hub. Her customers want to use the HTH’s voice commands to control the electronics she’s selling them—and if she wants to keep selling to them, she needs to make sure that happens. Why can’t they just ask it the weather and be happy with that?

While attempting to get tech support for one of her clients, Cameron finds something strange in a HomeTech Hub and is immediately curious. Is there something about the product no one’s supposed to know? But when people start dying, she knows something far more complex is going on, and she’s determined to find out what the technology the whole world has let into their homes actually does.

As Cameron digs deeper into something she never thought would be possible, she starts to wonder what she’s gotten herself into… and whether she’ll be able to get out.


Despite the criminal’s efforts to cover his face, they had him on camera a few blocks away from the scene, ripping his mask off before heading down into the subway, and they were able to get a picture. The Bergen County police were able to match it to the suspect in Casey Keane’s murder.
Will left the office feeling like they were finally making real progress and with a copy of the photo in his hand. He just wasn’t happy about what had happened to Cameron to get them there. If she’d been killed, well, he didn’t even want to think about it. He’d had a good time talking with her the night before. No, it was more than good. Sharing a drink with her was easy but exciting as well. She was interesting and thoughtful in a way it seemed most people weren’t. He couldn’t imagine her dead. Especially not because of a case he couldn’t solve.
Cameron was still sitting where he’d left her, smiling and drinking a soda with a young officer.
“Time to go,” he said abruptly, not even glancing at the other man.
“All right, let me just grab my stuff.” She reached down to straighten the messenger bag she always carried for work.
“Your stuff?”
“Yeah, my bag,” she replied, looking puzzled at his tone, holding the strap up for him to see.
He blinked, unable to process what she had said for a moment. “Let me get this straight. A man is shooting at you, you’re literally running for your life, and you stopped to grab your purse?”
“Hey, man,” the officer put in. “Go easy on her. She’s had a rough morning.”
Will’s entire body stiffened, and he moved nothing but his head. He looked like a really tall owl as he turned to face the man. “Go away.”
The officer must have read something on his face because without another word, he turned and walked away.



Kat has worked for eighteen years in sales in the AV industry, her love for technology starting early with her first computer, a Commodore64 at age six.  She loved it until she realized you could put a magnet to the screen and it made pretty colors.

Kat spends a lot of her time traveling. She’s been to forty-six states and lived in six.  She loves yoga, poker, sports, and all things technology.  Her dreams are to one day stop travelling so much and be able to own a dog and to be the first woman to win the World Series of Poker Main Event.

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