The Andromeda Strain meets The Stand in this startling and stunning thriller that brings to life a unique vision of the apocalypse and plays brilliantly with vampire mythology, revealing what becomes of human society when a top-secret government experiment spins wildly out of control.At an army... show more
The Andromeda Strain meets The Stand in this startling and stunning thriller that brings to life a unique vision of the apocalypse and plays brilliantly with vampire mythology, revealing what becomes of human society when a top-secret government experiment spins wildly out of control.At an army research station in Colorado, an experiment is being conducted by the U.S. Government: twelve men are exposed to a virus meant to weaponize the human form by super-charging the immune system. But when the experiment goes terribly wrong, terror is unleashed. Amy, a young girl abandoned by her mother and set to be the thirteenth test subject, is rescued by Brad Wolgast, the FBI agent who has been tasked with handing her over, and together they escape to the mountains of Oregon. As civilization crumbles around them, Brad and Amy struggle to keep each other alive, clinging to hope and unable to comprehend the nightmare that approaches with great speed and no mercy. . .
Publish date: June 8th 2010
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
Series: The Passage (#1)
It's twenty minutes into the future, and an aggrieved FBI agent is rounding up subjects that no one will miss. Twelve of them are death row inmates: the thirteenth is an abandoned six-year-old, Amy Bellafonte. They are to be injected with a serum from a Bolivian bat virus to create (all together now...
This was my third time reading 'The Passage' and I still enjoyed it as much as the first time. I'm not quite sure why that is.I'm a sucker for survival stories, anyway (if you'll excuse the pun), so that is already a huge plus. Blood-sucking vampire super-soldiers - virals - created by man, have m...
Justin Cronin's The Passage is an epic tale of monsters; government monsters and the ones they have created. This is a lengthy read and it covers a full century, shifting seamlessly from one time period to another. Yes, it has and will be compared to many other books out there but it definitely ha...
Reading this book was like an awkward and awesome sexual experience broadcast publicly to all my followers. We started with a little foreplay, some touching, and it got good. So good that I prematurely ejaculated all over my own face. What can I say, I got that firepower, yo! I then had to run to th...
Oh what a roller coaster. The first third is slooooooow and I hated everyone. It's all set-up to no real purpose, as most of the storylines here are then dropped and have very little bearing on the main thrust of the action (to the extent that if you just started reading at The Book of Auntie about ...