As exhilarating as The Passage, with people variously trapped in hideous bleak labour camps, engaging in cage fights with virals (Cronin's name for vampires) or chained up for decades.
For fans of apocalyptic thrillers who aren't afraid of the dark
[The Passage was] smart, well-crafted and entertaining ...The Twelve delivers much of the same vitality and vision. Like it's predecessor, it is a strange new creature for the 21st century: The literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot
The follow-up to the much-lauded The Passage deepens and darkens the apocalyptic events of the first book
[A] literary superthriller.
A compulsive read.