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The Running Manby Stephen King
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From the world's bestselling novelist, Stephen King, comes a gritty tale of a futuristic game of life-or-death!
In 2025, the world is sliding towards ruin. Darkness and paranoia rule the day as economies collapse and violence escalates. In this madness, Ben Richards is about to take the biggest risk of his life to save his family. He is about to play the world's deadliest game — where he must survive for thirty days — for one billion dollars. All alone, hunted everywhere he goes, Richards knows only one thing...he must keep running.
In the year 2025, the best men dont run for President, they run for their lives .
Ben Richards is out of work and out of luck. His eighteen-month-old daughter is sick, and neither Ben nor his wife can afford to take her to a doctor. For a man with no cash and no hope from the poor side of town, theres only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Networks Games, shows where you can win more money than youve ever dreamed of—or die trying. Now, Bens going prime-time on the Networks highest-rated viewer participation show. And hes about to become prey for the masses .
With an introduction by the author, The Importance of Being Bachman”
This No. 1 bestseller, which tells a gritty tale of a futuristic game of lifeor death, has been repackaged with a new cover.
About the Author
Stephen King, the world's bestselling novelist, was educated at the University of Maine at Orono. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King, and their children in Bangor, Maine.
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