Cover of: The passage | Justin Cronin.


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About the Book

"It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born."

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear--of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he's done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey--spanning miles and decades--towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction. (From the Hardcover edition.)

About the Edition

A security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment that only six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte can stop.


Dewey Decimal Class 813/.54
Library of Congress PS3553.R542 P37 2010

The Physical Object

Format Hardcover
Pagination 766 p. :
Number of pages 766

ID Numbers

Open Library OL24349317M
Internet Archive passagenovel00cron
ISBN 10 0345504968
ISBN 13 9780345504968
LC Control Number 2010007455
OCLC/WorldCat 290464813
Google 2hLRAkzKHjIC
wikidata Q58848233
Library Thing 8112596
Goodreads 6690798

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