Writer Bobbi Anderson becomes obsessed with digging up something she’s found buried in the woods near her home. With the help of her friend, Jim Gardener, she uncovers an alien spaceship. Though exposure to the Tommyknockers who piloted the alien craft has detrimental effects on residents’ health, the people of Haven develop a talent for creating innovative devices under its increasingly malignant influence.
"The Tommyknockers" is the second best-selling Stephen King book in its 1987 hardcover release. The book outsold "IT. The miniseries starred Jimmy Smits and Marg Helgenberger.