376 pp. Lightly thumbed. Sticker remains on rear cover and spine. Text clean. Spine uncreased. Corner tips curled. 376 pp. A screenplay, or as cover blurb has it, King's "first novel for television." Includes 12-pp introduction by King. A fantasy about a blizzard descending on an island offshore from Machias, Maine, bringing horror as well as snow and ice.
For the first time in Stephen King's remarkable publishing history, the master storyteller presents an all-new, original tale written expressly for the television screen.
They're calling it the Storm of the Century, and it's coming hard. The residents of Little Tall Island have seen their share of nasty Maine Nor'easters, but this one is different. Not only is it packing hurricane-force winds and up to five feet of snow, it's bringing something worse. Something even the islanders have never seen before. Something "no one" wants to see.
Just as the first flakes begin to fall, Martha Clarendon, one of Little Tall Island's oldest residents, suffers an unspeakably violent death. While her blood dries, Andre Linoge, the man responsible sits calmly in Martha's easy chair holding his cane topped with a silver wolf's head...waiting.
Linoge knows the townsfolk will come to arrest him. He will let them. For he has come to the island for one reason. And when he meets Constable Mike Anderson, his beautiful wife and child, and the rest of Little Tall's tight-knit community, this stranger will make one simple proposition to them all:
"If you give me what I want, I'll go away."