NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The end of the world was only the beginning. In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong. Now the scope widens and the intensity deepens as the epic story surges forward with . . . THE TWELVE In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her childas arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as aLast Stand in Denver, a has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin. These three will learn that they have not been fully abandonedaand that in connection lies hope, even on the darkest of nights. One hundred years in the future, Amy and the others fight on for humankindas salvation . . . unaware that the rules have changed. The enemy has evolved, and a dark new order has arisen with a vision of the future infinitely more horrifying than manas extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, one of those united to vanquish them will have to pay the ultimate price. A heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Justin Cronin's The City of Mirrors. Praise for The Twelve a[A] literary superthriller.aaThe New York Times Book Review aAn undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope.aaMilwaukee Journal Sentinel aThe Twelve is even better than The Passage.aaThe Plain Dealer aA compulsive read.aaSan Francisco Chronicle aGripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology. . . . Enthralling, emotional and entertaining.aaThe San Diego Union-Tribune aFine storytelling.aaAssociated Press aCronin is one of those rare authors who works on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills.aaFort Worth Star-TelegramA heart-stopping thriller rendered with masterful literary skill, The Twelve is a grand and gripping tale of sacrifice and survival. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Justin Cronina#39;s The City of Mirrors.
|Title||:||The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy)|
|Publisher||:||Ballantine Books - 2012-10-16|