The Twelve (Book Two of The Passage Trilogy): A Novel

By Justin Cronin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for a different preview of Justin Cronin’s The urban of Mirrors at the back of the book.

The finish of the area used to be basically the beginning.
 
In his across the world bestselling and seriously acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin developed an unforgettable international remodeled by means of a central authority scan long gone horribly fallacious. Now the scope widens and the depth deepens because the epic tale surges ahead with . . .
 
THE TWELVE
 
at the moment, because the man-made apocalypse unfolds, 3 strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a physician and an expectant mom, is so shattered via the unfold of violence and an infection that she maintains to plot for her child’s arrival whilst society dissolves round her. Kittridge, recognized to the realm as “Last Stand in Denver,” has been compelled to escape his stronghold and is now at the highway, dodging the contaminated, armed yet by myself and good conscious tank of gasoline gets him in basic terms to date. April is scuffling with to steer her little brother competently via a panorama of demise and wreck. those 3 will examine that they've no longer been absolutely abandoned—and that during connection lies wish, even at the darkest of nights.
 
100 years sooner or later, Amy and the others struggle on for humankind’s salvation . . . unaware that the principles have replaced. The enemy has advanced, and a dismal new order has arisen with a imaginative and prescient of the long run infinitely extra scary than man’s extinction. If the Twelve are to fall, a type of united to conquer them should pay the last word price.
 
A heart-stopping mystery rendered with masterful literary ability, The Twelve is a grand and gripping story of sacrifice and survival.

Praise for The Twelve
 
“[A] literary superthriller.”—The ny occasions booklet Review
 
“An indisputable and compelling epic . . . a fancy narrative of flight and forgiveness, of significant affliction and astonishing loss, of poor betrayals and very good hope.”—Milwaukee magazine Sentinel
 
The Twelve is even higher than The Passage.”—The simple Dealer
 
“A compulsive read.”—San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new parts to his masterful mythology. . . . enchanting, emotional and entertaining.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
 
“Fine storytelling.”—Associated Press
 
“Cronin is a type of infrequent authors who works on diverse degrees, mixing elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills.”—Fort worthy Star-Telegram

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