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 the doctor. For a man from the poor side of town with no cash and no hope, there’s only one thing to do: become a contestant on one of the Network's Games, shows where you can win more money than you’ve ever dreamed of-or die trying. Now Ben’s going prime-time on the Network’s highest-rated viewer-participation show. And he’s about to become prey for the masses.
Running Man, The by Stephen King