A man who works for a biological testing facility escapes seconds before it locks down, with his wife and kids. They lock it down because they are trying to contain the deadly new flu virus, but the man is infected and so is his family. The virus spreads across the country like wildfire leaving a death toll of unimaginable numbers. There are few who are immune and survive to live in this post apocalyptic world where good, Mother Abigail, calls people in their dreams to come and rebuild society in Boulder, CO and evil, Randall Flagg, calls on people to go to Las Vegas, NV. Randall Flagg and his band of evil doers want to destroy what is left of the known world, but Mother Abigail wont allow that to happen. It is a an epic battle as good faces off against evil in one final stand.
I rate this book, on a scale of 1-10, a 9/10. King is so descriptive in this that certain parts actually gave me chills and the way he ties in this book, along with others, with the Dark Tower series is incredible. I loved reading this book and loved the characters.
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