The Fall: The Rift Book I

ABOUT Robert Duperre

Robert Duperre
I am a writer and lover of horror who lives in Connecticut with my beautiful wife, the artist Jessica Torrant, my three wonderful children, and Leonardo the Super One-Eyed Labrador.


An ancient evil, trapped in the ruins of a lost Mayan temple for centuries, has been unleashed.  It takes the form of a deadly virus, one that causes violent insanity in the living and the recently departed to rise and walk.  It spreads around the globe, throwing the world into chaos and war.

As it progresses, those in the States who find themselves far away from the epicenter watch it unfold with unbelieving eyes.  From Washington D.C. to Dover, New Hampshire, regular people are hurled into an existence outside their control, left to deal with catastrophic situations that they find themselves unprepared to handle.  Life becomes a nightmare, and that nightmare is spreading.

First time author Robert J. Duperre presents this scenario with The Fall: The Rift Book I, the first of a four-part series.  In this book, he throws his characters into a gambit; when the alternatives are life or death, self-preservation or the protection of others, what path will they choose?  Is there a darkness that resides in everyone, from every walk of life, that is screaming for release?  When society falls apart and we are left to our own devices, will we make the right decisions, or let the tide take us where it may?  There is horror, there is death, there are the walking dead, and all around are choices.

The novel is fully illustrated by Jesse David Young, whose drawings capture the intense feel of the events happening within.  There are twenty illustrations in all, as well as the cover art he provided.  These add to the reading experience and help to throw you, the reader, head-first into the world they have created.

This is the first book of a four-part series about the end of civilization as we know it. A dangerous virus takes over the globe, turning people into murderous hordes and causing the recently departed to rise to their feet and walk It started off originally as a short story, and then grew exponentially from there. Book two will be released sometime in December of 2010.