The Fall: The Rift Book One by Robert J. Duperre is a terrifying and captivating tale of a zombie infested "end of days". Mr. Duperre is an incredibly gifted writer, bringing his written world to life with vivid descriptions and close-to-home scenarios! The reader will find themselves identifying with at least one, if not all, of the very real characters within this book. The story begins with the discovery of an ancient Mayan temple. A ruin that was hidden away, meant to be forgotten. For Dr. Ken Trudeau this meant the archeological dig of a lifetime but instead of finding truth or treasure, he found an age-old darkness. An eternal evil bringing with it a plague that quickly deformed and destroyed all in its path! We are then introduced to a handful of key characters, each with their own intricate story to tell. Joshua Benoit, a twenty-something college student tormented with self-doubt and regret. Hoping to make something of himself and get the Hell out of Dover, NH, yet unable to break free of the fear that holds him back. Kyra Holcomb, a mid-forties bartender stuck in a life that has never really felt like hers to begin with. Tom Steinberg, a Pennsylvania senator and Speaker of the House. A headstrong man willing to do whatever it took to get what he wanted, to where he wanted to be in this life. Yet, he was unraveling inside. Becoming someone, something, he couldn't understand. Now with the Rodent Flu spreading through every corner of the world, all those infected quickly became a mutated, undead monster. The Wrathchild. Soon our main characters would find themselves in the fight of their lives, doing all they can just to survive. Robert J. Duperre is able to grab your attention instantly and keep you turning page after page, all the while keeping you at the edge of your seat! I could not put this book down! I'm very much looking forward to the second installment in the series, Dead of Winter. I highly recommend The Fall to anyone looking for an intensely frightening read! Due to adult themes and violence, this book should be read by mature adult audiences only.