On October the third, in the year 2055, two thirds of downtown Chicago suddenly drops dead. With no warning, explanation, or clues, ex-beat cop Jack Reed must piece together what has happened, and why, before the truth is buried forever in an avalanche of online user-generated content. iPads, Smart-phones, Google glasses, Apple watches - the world is becoming more and more digitized every day. The internet is no longer a toy, nor a luxury, but a utility as necessary as water and gas. Where will this technology take us? What will happen to our society when everyone is unavoidably connected? And will truth be able to survive the onslaught of global opinion? The Watch In The Sand is a story for anyone who wonders what might come next in the course of human evolution, or anyone who can't imagine a life without social media. This novella follows the time-line from the near past to the frighteningly close future to answer these questions, in a tale both fascinating and cautionary.