The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

Justin Cronin

Language: English

Pages: 785

ISBN: 0345504976

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This paperback edition includes:

 * An excerpt of The Twelve
 * A revealing interview with author Justin Cronin

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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.

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lifted the lid and tossed it aside. A pair of bright yellow sneakers, still wrapped in paper. He kicked off Zander’s boots and shoved his feet into them. “Shit,” he said, wearing a crestfallen frown, “they’re way too big. They’re not even close.” And then the first viral fell, a blur of movement first above and then behind them, dropping through the atrium roof; Peter rolled in time to see Theo being lifted up, tossed toward the ceiling, his rifle dangling where the sling had tangled in his

everything from two angles at once, within and without, Sanjay and not Sanjay, and what he saw was a rope. Why was he thinking about a rope? He’d meant to find Old Chou. That was why he’d left the house last night, leaving Gloria asleep in the kitchen. The need to find Old Chou was the force that had called him from bed, down the stairs and out the door. The lights, Sanjay remembered. As soon as he’d stepped into the yard they had filled his eyes like a bomb, the brightness exploding on his

Alicia said. “I feel it too. Just walk.” They arrived at their quarters as Hollis and the others were returning. Sara was frantic with worry. Peter related their conversation with Olson. “They’ve taken him somewhere, haven’t they?” Lish said. It seemed so. But where, and for what purpose? Olson was lying, that was obvious. Even more strange was the fact that Olson seemed to have wanted them to know he was lying. “Who’s out there now, Hightop?” Caleb had taken his position by the door. “The

seem pretty relaxed, actually. You slept like a baby the whole way from Little Rock.” Doyle frowned defensively. “Fine, shoot me. I was tired. But we are not taking her on a bunch of kiddie rides. Kiddie rides are not part of the plan.” “One hour,” Wolgast said. “You can’t leave her cooped up in a car all day without a break. Let her have a little fun, blow off some steam. Sykes doesn’t have to know a thing about it. Then we’ll get back on the road. She’ll probably sleep the rest of the way.”

the hallway now too, their eyes wide with alarm, everyone talking at once. “What’s going on?” “I don’t know, I don’t know—” “Is Lacey all right?” “Somebody call 911!” “Lacey,” Arnette was yelling, “open this door!” A huge force gripped her, pulling her away. Sister Claire: it was Sister Claire who had grabbed Arnette from behind, seizing her by her arms. She felt her diminishment, how her strength, against Sister Claire’s, was nothing. “Look—Sister’s hurt herself—” “Dear Lord in heaven!”

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