By Stephen King

Now to be had in a television tie-in variation to the hit sequence, Stephen King’s no 1 New York Times bestselling tour-de-force that The Washington Post referred to as “powerful” and “harrowing” follows the apocalyptic process occasions while one Maine city is bodily bring to a halt from the remainder of the world.

On a wholly common, attractive fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the city is inexplicably and without notice sealed off from the remainder of the area via an invisible strength box. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, humans working errands within the neighboring city are divided from their households, and autos explode on impression. not anyone can fathom what this barrier is, the place it got here from, and when—or if—it will depart.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook dinner, unearths himself teamed with a number of intrepid citizens—town newspaper proprietor Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant on the medical institution, a select-woman, and 3 courageous youngsters. opposed to them stands great Jim Rennie, a political candidate who will cease at nothing—even murder—to carry the reins of strength, and his son, who's conserving a terrible mystery in a gloomy pantry. yet their major adversary is the Dome itself. simply because time isn’t simply brief. It’s working out.

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