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The Passage  : The Passage Trilogy: Book 1 - Justin Cronin

The Passage

The Passage Trilogy: Book 1

Paperback Published: 27th April 2011
ISBN: 9780752883304
Number Of Pages: 1008

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“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.

About the Author

Born and raised in New England, Justin Cronin is a graduate of Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Awards for his fiction include the Stephen Crane Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is a professor of English at Rice University and lives with his wife and children in Houston, Texas.

Industry Reviews

Epic, apocalyptic, heart-wrenching, catastrophic, mesmerising - DAILY MIRROR

If you only take one book away with you this summer, make it THE PASSAGE. It's an absorbing, nightmarish dream of a book, a terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won't want it to end - THE TIMES

Read 15 pages and you will find yourself captivated; read 30 and you will find yourself taken prisoner and reading late into the night...read this book and the ordinary world disappears - Stephen King

Not only a brilliantly told story with thrilling plot twists and graphic action sequences, but a moving psychological portrait of survivors facing up to the poignant act of a lost past and a horrifically uncertain future - GUARDIAN

This epic tale is truly exhilarating stuff - DAILY EXPRESS

Great Book


Great book, just about to order the next in the series.

Blue Mountains NSW


I am enjoying reading this book for the 3rd time.


I am enjoying the Passage again as I found it an easy read and the characters are well written.

Woorinen Victoria Australia


Compelling Story - Hard to put down


This book leaves you thinking about it long after you put it down. Easy to become absorbed in the characters and their world Most enjoyable book I have read in a long time.



Plot a bit incredulous by the end


Mind control, viral vampires are a stretch but well written.





I don't give five stars very lightly....what an awesome, suspenseful, and one of a kind book.



The Passage

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ISBN: 9780752883304
ISBN-10: 0752883305
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1008
Published: 27th April 2011
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 4.4
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1

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