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 ...
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. . .
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Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 9780385669511. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Bruising and creasing to corners. Some soiling on fore-edge of ffep.; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.80 inches; 784 pages.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 9780385669511. Rubbing and bruising to top and bottom edges of d/j, 2cm creased tear to top rear corner, 1cm tear to bottom rear corner. Faint moisture stains to outside edge of text block. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Heavy/oversize item-additional shipping charges may be required depending on speed/destination requested.; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1.80 inches; 784 pages.
The service awesome and in excellent condition. Haven't started material yet but an upcoming book club pick, so will get started soon.
Dec 27, 2012
Reading now, starts interesting enough to make me want to keep reading.
Aug 2, 2012
Love this book and the author. Don't let the length of the book scare you away. Every page is stellar.
Sep 22, 2011
Getting totally into Book=over 700 pages
Is really worth reading all pages 2 hit the reasons for reading this book. The 700+ pages 2 get to the meat... Is worth it!
Right now husband & I are hoping 2 get next book [before end-of-world 2012 (giggle)] very soon. Hopefully, won't have 2 go through stand alone style (history) of book and it will give us the grist [meat] of final story.
Sep 30, 2010
Something borrowed, something new.
A young writer writes two well-received, but poor-selling literary novels. What does he do for a follow-up? Pens an epic-length, post-apocalyptic, vampire extravaganza!
Though I found The Passage to be highly derivative (Mr. Cronin seems to borrow often and shamelessly from many popular and literary sources), the story only picks up steam as it hums along. Though the beginning dragged a bit, I really felt he hit his stride by Part III. The outpost of humanity hanging on by a thread, while hope and ancient technology slowly fades, was simply un-put-down-able. The characters, also, were well fleshed out and sympathetic-- even, to some extent, the vampires.
The ending? Well let?s not spoil things, shall we? Read The Passage for the adventure and suspense if nothing else.
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