Within days of its release, this book has already outsold all other King books put together. People are standing in line at bookshops waiting for fresh deliveries. Printers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand.
The plot centers on a mismatched group of 19 people who set off on a Mad mad mad mad mad road trip to gatecrash a Tea Party in Iowa. One by one they are bumped off in strange and scarey ways and only a few survive.
There they receive cryptic clues of their next destination, and take to the road again via New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida and Nevada. More fall foul of the mystery killer on the way
The pace of the book is hectic, and the exchanges between the central characters is at times vitriolic. All of them are watching out for gaffs and pitfalls and avoiding being stabbed in the back or tripped up by CNN reporters they meet on the way.
Who is the mystery killer? Is it one of the players themselves? Who is the Other? Could it be the current incumbent?
As those remaining players head for Colorado, there is an air of expectation that one of them will not reach this next destination.
Readers are taking bets who this might be:
Mitm Romney 11,822 47.6%
Newt Gingnotsorich 5,623 22.7%
Old Ron Paul 4,619 18.6%
Rick Sanatorium 2,749 11.1%
Other 0 00.0%