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 . . .
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 child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her.
Kittridge, known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver,” 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 abandoned—and that in connection lies hope, even on
the darkest of nights.
One hundred years in the future, Amy
and the others fight on for humankind’s 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 man’s
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.
The Tweleve is the second book in a series preceded by The Passage