NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Look for a special preview of Justin Cronin s The City of Mirrors in the back of the book. The end of the world was only the beginning. In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed vel 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 . . . THE TWELVE 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, kwn to the world as Last Stand in Denver, has been forced to flee his stronghold and is w 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 t 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. Praise for The Twelve [A] literary superthriller. The New York Times Book Review An undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Twelve is even better than The Passage. The Plain Dealer A compulsive read. San Francisco Chronicle Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology. . . . Enthralling, emotional and entertaining. The San Diego Union-Tribune Fine storytelling. Associated Press Cronin is one of those rare authors who works on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Justin Cronin is the author of The Passage, Mary and O Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. From the Hardcover edition.
Date of Publication
Paperback / softback
Crime, Thriller & Adventure
Country of Publication
Mass market (rack) paperback,Unsewn / adhesive bound