The Stand (Prebound)
When a man escapes from a biological testing facility, he sets in motion a deadly domino effect, spreading a mutated strain of the flu that will wipe out 99 percent of humanity within a few weeks. The survivors who remain are scared, bewildered, and in need of a leader. Two emerge--Mother Abagail, the benevolent 108-year-old woman who urges them to build a community in Boulder, Colorado; and Randall Flagg, the nefarious "Dark Man," who delights in chaos and violence.
About the Author
Stephen King is the author of more than fifty books, all of them worldwide bestsellers. Among his most recent are "Full Dark, No Stars;""Under the Dome;""Just After Sunset;""Duma Key;""Lisey's Story;""Cell;" and the last three novels in the Dark Tower saga: "Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, " and "The Dark Tower." His acclaimed nonfiction book "On Writing" is also a bestseller. In 2003, he was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Maine with his wife, novelist Tabitha King.