"Tomorrow at noon, the hunt begins. Remember his face!"
Ben Richards is a desperate man. With no job, no money, no way out, and a young daughter in need of proper medical attention, he must turn to the only possibility of striking it rich in this near- future dystopian America: participating in the ultraviolent TV programming of the government-sanctioned Games Network.
Ben soon finds himself selected as a contestant on the biggest and the best that the Games Network has to offer: The Running Man, a no-holds-barred thirty-day struggle to stay alive as public enemy number one, relent- lessly hunted by an elite strike force bent on killing him as quickly as possible in front of an audience all too eager to see that happen. It means a billion dollars in prize money if he can live for the next month. No one has ever survived longer than eight days. But desperation can push a person to do things they never thought possibleand Ben Richards is willing to go the distance in this ultimate game of life and death