The Twelve

9326 The Twelve
9326 The Twelve

By Justin Cronin
$36.99 RRP, October 16, 2012 (Hachette NZ)

Don’t let the lights go out…

In his internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed novel The Passage, Justin Cronin constructed an unforgettable world transformed by a government experiment gone horribly wrong. With The Twelve, the story continues.

The Twelve were death row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future until they were selected for a secret experiment to create something more than human. Now they are the future and humanity’s worst nightmare has begun.

As a man-made apocalypse unfolds three strangers navigate the chaos desperate to find others, to survive. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, has been so broken by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival. Kittridge known to the world as “Last Stand in Denver” has been forced by loss of electrical power to flee his stronghold and is now on the road. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a minefield of death and ruin.

Peter, Alicia and Amy and the others introduced in The Passage work with a cast of new characters to hunt the original twelve virals… unaware that the rules of the game have changed and that one of them will have to sacrifice everything to bring The Twelve down.

Born and raised in New England Justin Cronin is a multi-award winning writer. He lives with his family in Houston, Texas. See for more information.

New Zealanders were huge fans of The Passage, which debuted here at No.1 on the bestsellers chart and there’s massive anticipation for this next chapter in the story.