Based on The Walking Dead comic books and the TV series starring Andrew Lincoln, Rise of the Governor is the first novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.
Philip Blake's life has been turned upside down. In less than seventy-two hours an inexplicable event has resulted in people . . . turning. The world has gone to hell and the walking dead roam the streets slaughtering the living. Escaping their small town, Philip has just one focus in life - to protect his young daughter Penny. And he'll do whatever it takes to ensure she survives . . .
Set in an apocalyptic world created by Robert Kirkman this is fast-paced, action-packed storytelling about the lengths some men will go to survive. With new characters, new storylines and with the same in-depth character-based plotting that has made the television series such an immediate success, this is sure to be a hit with fans of zombie thrillers.
Robert Kirkman is an American comic book writer. His first creation was Battle Pope, which he co-wrote with Tony Moore, and in 2003 they began the comic book series The Walking Dead, set in a George A. Romero zombie movie-inspired world.
Jay Bonansinga is a writer of thrillers, whose novels have been translated into numerous languages. His debut novel, The Black Mariah, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award, and his short stories and articles have been widely published in magazines and anthologies. He has worked with Robert Kirkman writing the New York Times bestselling series of novels, The Walking Dead. He currently lives in Illinois with his wife and two sons, has a Master's in film and is a visiting professor at Northwestern University in their Creative Writing for the Media program, as well as the Graduate Writing Program at DePaul University.