You’ll lose a lot of sleep.
Ralph does. At first he finds it hard to drop off. Then he starts waking up earlier. And earlier. But that isn’t when he begins to see things. Colours, shapes, strange auras around his friends. Not to mention the bald doctors who always turn up at the scene of a death. The evil-looking one clutching a rusty scalpel. All that comes later.
After Susan Edwina Day’s visit to the town of Derry, Maine, is announced - when the once placid town starts to divide over women’s issues. And the hitherto mild-mannered Ed Deepneau gets out of control - dangerously so.
That’s when Ralph begins to lose a lot more than sleep. When he begins to understand why Ed is obsessed with the notion that Derry is becoming the new Armageddon. And to realise that time is ticking away for the residents of his home town.
An evil of unimaginable proportions has found a way in. And Ralph has one chance to beat it. In a card game. The stakes are high. They always are when you’re playing for human souls. With a Joker in the pack.....a bald one with a rusty scalpel...........