Under the Dome: A Novel
by Stephen King
Now available in a TV tie-in edition to the hit series, Stephen Kingâ€™s #1 New York Times bestselling tour-de-force that The Washington Post called â€œpowerfulâ€ and â€œharrowingâ€ follows the apocalyptic course of events when one Maine town is physically cut off from the rest of the world.
On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chesterâ€™s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardenerâ€™s hand is severed as â€œthe domeâ€ comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and whenâ€”or ifâ€”it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizensâ€”town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physicianâ€™s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothingâ€”even murderâ€”to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isnâ€™t just short. Itâ€™s running out.