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About the author


Voted one of Cleveland's best fiction writers, Michael S. Vassel enlisted in the US Army after high school. After completing active duty, he joined the Ohio National Guard while attending college.

Since 1989, Michael has worked as a mechanical engineer in the materials handling industry, designing conveyor systems for warehouses throughout the United States.

Michael has written several dark fantasy novels. These include: "The Castle Chronicles," the short story collection: "Bits & Bites: Tales from a Twisted Mind," and the psychological thriller "The Haunting of Matthew Keys".

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The Fall
by Michael S. Vassel View author's profile page

Overview


"Drive to survive, man!" he screamed. "Keep moving … or you're dead!"


It's been more than a year since the Earth saw its last pandemic, yet things still aren't right in the world. Human births have slowed to a virtual crawl, and birds – along with most large mammals – are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

In addition to these odd happenings, people all over the globe are starting to act strange … as if their personalities have been changed. Some of these altered individuals go into wild tirades trying to destroy everything around them. Whereas others … others affected by this alteration simply curl up in place and die.

Seeing society crumble all around them, Paul and his wife, Lorie, leave their Northeast Ohio home in search of the two things they need the most: power … and normal people. People, like themselves, unaffected by the bizarre affliction that seems to be killing off everything and everyone.

Paul eventually realizes they have only one option: If they want to live, they'll need to keep moving. They need to get on the road and try to find a place unaffected by this mysterious malady. A bizarre affliction some have started calling ... The Surge.

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Description


"Drive to survive, man!" he screamed. "Keep moving … or you're dead!"


It's been more than a year since the Earth saw its last pandemic, yet things still aren't right in the world. Human births have slowed to a virtual crawl, and birds – along with most large mammals – are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

In addition to these odd happenings, people all over the globe are starting to act strange … as if their personalities have been changed. Some of these altered individuals go into wild tirades trying to destroy everything around them. Whereas others … others affected by this alteration simply curl up in place and die.

Seeing society crumble all around them, Paul and his wife, Lorie, leave their Northeast Ohio home in search of the two things they need the most: power … and normal people. People, like themselves, unaffected by the bizarre affliction that seems to be killing off everything and everyone.

Paul eventually realizes they have only one option: If they want to live, they'll need to keep moving. They need to get on the road and try to find a place unaffected by this mysterious malady. A bizarre affliction some have started calling ... The Surge.

Read more

Overview


"Drive to survive, man!" he screamed. "Keep moving … or you're dead!"


It's been more than a year since the Earth saw its last pandemic, yet things still aren't right in the world. Human births have slowed to a virtual crawl, and birds – along with most large mammals – are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

In addition to these odd happenings, people all over the globe are starting to act strange … as if their personalities have been changed. Some of these altered individuals go into wild tirades trying to destroy everything around them. Whereas others … others affected by this alteration simply curl up in place and die.

Seeing society crumble all around them, Paul and his wife, Lorie, leave their Northeast Ohio home in search of the two things they need the most: power … and normal people. People, like themselves, unaffected by the bizarre affliction that seems to be killing off everything and everyone.

Paul eventually realizes they have only one option: If they want to live, they'll need to keep moving. They need to get on the road and try to find a place unaffected by this mysterious malady. A bizarre affliction some have started calling ... The Surge.

Read more

Description


"Drive to survive, man!" he screamed. "Keep moving … or you're dead!"


It's been more than a year since the Earth saw its last pandemic, yet things still aren't right in the world. Human births have slowed to a virtual crawl, and birds – along with most large mammals – are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

In addition to these odd happenings, people all over the globe are starting to act strange … as if their personalities have been changed. Some of these altered individuals go into wild tirades trying to destroy everything around them. Whereas others … others affected by this alteration simply curl up in place and die.

Seeing society crumble all around them, Paul and his wife, Lorie, leave their Northeast Ohio home in search of the two things they need the most: power … and normal people. People, like themselves, unaffected by the bizarre affliction that seems to be killing off everything and everyone.

Paul eventually realizes they have only one option: If they want to live, they'll need to keep moving. They need to get on the road and try to find a place unaffected by this mysterious malady. A bizarre affliction some have started calling ... The Surge.

Read more

Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Thrillers

Language:English

Pages:310

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781098383961


Overview


"Drive to survive, man!" he screamed. "Keep moving … or you're dead!"


It's been more than a year since the Earth saw its last pandemic, yet things still aren't right in the world. Human births have slowed to a virtual crawl, and birds – along with most large mammals – are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

In addition to these odd happenings, people all over the globe are starting to act strange … as if their personalities have been changed. Some of these altered individuals go into wild tirades trying to destroy everything around them. Whereas others … others affected by this alteration simply curl up in place and die.

Seeing society crumble all around them, Paul and his wife, Lorie, leave their Northeast Ohio home in search of the two things they need the most: power … and normal people. People, like themselves, unaffected by the bizarre affliction that seems to be killing off everything and everyone.

Paul eventually realizes they have only one option: If they want to live, they'll need to keep moving. They need to get on the road and try to find a place unaffected by this mysterious malady. A bizarre affliction some have started calling ... The Surge.

Read more

Description


"Drive to survive, man!" he screamed. "Keep moving … or you're dead!"


It's been more than a year since the Earth saw its last pandemic, yet things still aren't right in the world. Human births have slowed to a virtual crawl, and birds – along with most large mammals – are becoming extinct at an alarming rate.

In addition to these odd happenings, people all over the globe are starting to act strange … as if their personalities have been changed. Some of these altered individuals go into wild tirades trying to destroy everything around them. Whereas others … others affected by this alteration simply curl up in place and die.

Seeing society crumble all around them, Paul and his wife, Lorie, leave their Northeast Ohio home in search of the two things they need the most: power … and normal people. People, like themselves, unaffected by the bizarre affliction that seems to be killing off everything and everyone.

Paul eventually realizes they have only one option: If they want to live, they'll need to keep moving. They need to get on the road and try to find a place unaffected by this mysterious malady. A bizarre affliction some have started calling ... The Surge.

Read more

About the author


Voted one of Cleveland's best fiction writers, Michael S. Vassel enlisted in the US Army after high school. After completing active duty, he joined the Ohio National Guard while attending college.

Since 1989, Michael has worked as a mechanical engineer in the materials handling industry, designing conveyor systems for warehouses throughout the United States.

Michael has written several dark fantasy novels. These include: "The Castle Chronicles," the short story collection: "Bits & Bites: Tales from a Twisted Mind," and the psychological thriller "The Haunting of Matthew Keys".

Read more

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