On an entirely normal, beautiful autumn day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. A planes crashes into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage; a gardener’s hand is severed as The Dome comes down on it; those running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families; cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when – or if – it will go away. The Army needs a man on the ‘inside’ and finds Dale Barbara, former Iraq veteran, now a short-order cook. He finds support with a few intrepid citizens – but against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a local politician who will stop at nothing – even murder – to cling to power and who sees The Dome as the answer to his political prayers. With Big Jim is his son, who is keeping a dreadful secret; and a bunch of Big Jim’s renegade bully-boys who designate themselves as the new law and order. They have to find what created The Dome, fast. Because the children begin having dreams of a horrific Hallowe’en…electricity and the internet begin to fail…food and water is running short…air is limited…and time is running out…Cover art by Russell Gooday.