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4.2 stars in 3,889 reviews on Amazon
One of the most polished post-apocalyptic yarns I've ever read - highly recommended and an even better read than Stephen King's The Stand
An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival,The Passage
is 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.
Look for the entire Passage trilogy:
THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS
Praise for The Passage
NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal
"[A] blockbuster."—The New York Times Book Review
"Mythic storytelling."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage
can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand,
but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road:
a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt."—Time