If you loved The Stand you will not be disappointed by The Passage. Justin Cronin combines multiple story lines, point-of-views, narrative styles and timelines masterfully. This is a The Stand, The Road and Bram Stoker’s Dracula all in one hellish sick mélange. It will make your skin crawl; it will keep you night after night on the verge; you can’t put it down. This is a book already in the cinematic pipelines with Ridley Scott as director. Fasten your seat belts; this spiritual vampire-zombie ride is going to pull you under its spell. It’s called Project NOAH: a secret government experiment designed to make the super soldier. But the experiment goes horribly wrong. Twelve test subjects escape spreading a virus that turns human beings into something else: hungry, deadly and indestructible. A tidal wave of darkness is ready to engulf the world. And Amy, a six-year-old lost girl no one will miss, is the only one who can stop it.