William Aaron Watson III is a brilliant, retired scientist who occupies his time in a remote part of Maine viewing the Orion Nebula which contains NCG 1977 with his newest telescope. This bright blue nebula named ‘Running Man’ is 1500 light from earth. One night, he observes a small, faint light leaving NCG 1977. A week later, he realizes it is fast approaching our own galaxy. Now, there was no question in Dr. Watson’s mind that the point of light is an alien spacecraft. Two nights later, the spacecraft arrives here and sends a small capsule down from the mother ship that land somewhere in the mid-west
Meanwhile across the world in the Soviet Union, a sinister Russian despot hidden from the public eye is secretly pursuing his dream to rule Europe. In the United States, a pretentious, religious autocracy is seeking absolute control over all citizens. Two beautiful women torn by one fleeting love for the same man are bound together in an explosive struggle of passion, betrayal, and punishment. Now one man and his surreptitious followers must work together to turn the tide against the ominous forces seeking to dominate the masses.
Running Man is a timeless story that reveals secrets, terrors, hopes, and heroes as a man struggles to survive in a complex world primarily of his own making.