The master storyteller presents an all-new, original tale written expressly for the television screen for the first time in Stephen King's remarkable publishing history.
They call it the Storm of the Century, and it's getting tough. Little Tall Island residents have seen their share of nasty Mai... ne Nor'easters but this one is different. It's not only packing hurricane-force winds and snow up to five feet, it's bringing something worse. Even the insulars have never seen anything before. Nobody wants to see anything.
Just as the first flakes start to fall, Martha Clarendon, one of the oldest inhabitants of Little Tall Island, suffers an unspeakably violent death. While her blood dries, Andre Linoge, the responsible man sits calmly in Martha's easy chair holding his cane overhanging with the head of a silver wolf...waiting.
Linoge knows that the townspeople are coming to arrest him. He's gonna let them. For, for one reason, he has come to the island. And when he meets Constable Mike Anderson, his beautiful wife and child, and the rest of the tight-knit community of Little Tall, that stranger will make a simple propoisition to all of them: "If you give me what I want, I'll leave."
When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.