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On an entirely normal, beautiful fall 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. Planes
crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a
gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it,
people running errands in the neighboring town are divided
from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can
fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when --
or if -- it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a
short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid
citizens -- town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a
physician's assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and
three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a
politician who will stop at nothing -- even murder -- to
hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a
horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary
is the Dome itself. Because time isn't just short. It's
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