NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BYTIMEANDLIBRARY JOURNAL-AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report• NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival,The Passageis the story of Amy-abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape-but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world.
“Enthralling . . . You will find yourself captivated.”-Stephen King
“Magnificently unnerving . . .The StandmeetsThe Road.”-Entertainment Weekly
“Great entertainment . . . [a] big, engrossing read.”-The Dallas Morning News
“Mythic storytelling.”-San Francisco Chronicle
The story of Amy continues inThe Twelve,coming soon.Look for a special preview in the back of the book.
Title: The Passage
Author: Justin Cronin
Publication date: 12/05/2011
Publisher: Orion Books Limited