NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND LIBRARY JOURNALâ€”AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post â€˘ Esquire â€˘ U.S. News & World Report â€˘ NPR/On Point â€˘ St. Louis Post-Dispatch â€˘ BookPage Â An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amyâ€”abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escapeâ€”but he canâ€™t stop societyâ€™s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. Â â€śEnthralling . . . You will find yourself captivated.â€ťâ€”Stephen King Â â€śMagnificently unnerving . . . The Stand meets The Road.â€ťâ€”Entertainment Weekly Â â€śGreat entertainment . . . [a] big, engrossing read.â€ťâ€”The Dallas Morning News Â â€śMythic storytelling.â€ťâ€”San Francisco Chronicle Â The story of Amy continues in The Twelve, coming soon. Look for a special preview in the back of the book.