Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

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Zach Barrows is a cocky, ambitious White House employee until he's abruptly transferred out and partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound 140 years ago by a special blood oath, Nathanial Cade is a vampire. On the orders of the president he defends the nation against enemies far stranger-and even more dangerous-than civilians like Zach could ever imagine.


 

About Christopher Farnsworth

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CHRISTOPHER FARNSWORTH is a screenwriter and the author of The President's Vampire and Blood Oath. He lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published May 18, 2010 by Jove. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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While the president is on the campaign trail, evidence surfaces that the Bogeyman is back in action and preparing to take out the nation’s leader, and Cade and Zach are dispatched to stop him and his cohorts.

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And you’ve just been drafted.” Farnsworth does an admirable job of integrating his clichéd creation into American history (Nixon wants to unleash his pet vampire against Woodward and Bernstein, but Cade’s deal precludes it) and into a juicy techno-thriller story.

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Publishers Weekly

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In the present day, Zach Barrows, a rising political star caught canoodling with the president's daughter, suddenly finds himself training to be Cade's handler after tough, wise special agent William Griffin retires.

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BC Books

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Meet Nathaniel Cade, vampire in service to the President of the United States for the last 140 years...

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BC Books

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With The President's Vampire and Blood Oath Farnsworth introduced Nathaniel Cade, a vampire who was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson after a brutal set of murders on a whaling ship.

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BC Books

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Through Barrows' eyes, Farnsworth takes us down the rabbit hole into Cade's world as he and Zach try to stop a madman from unleashing a biological weapon in the US.

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NPR

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The summer sun may be shining, but vampires don't seem to be going anywhere. NPR's Margot Adler has read more than 100 vampire books this year, and gives a heads-up on two bloodsucking books expected to be summer blockbusters: Christopher Farnsworth's Blood Oath and Justin Cronin's The Passage.

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Examiner

Red, White and Blood http://www.amazon.com/White-Blood-Nathaniel-Cade-Novel/dp/0399158936 by Christopher Farnsworth is a bloody Nathaniel Cade thrill ride.

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Examiner

Doublecrossing politicians, secret CIA and FBI agents, murderous traitors to the United States, a lunatic fringe of Arabic killers, and Cade's vampire girlfriend Tania all face off in this breakneck thriller.

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Examiner

Following somewhat in the recently popular vein of literature and introduces the concept of America’s secret weapon: a vampire who works for the President of the United States.

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USA Today

Just when you think there's nothing new to say about vampires, along comes Nathaniel Cade.

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SF Site

In Christopher Farnsworth's debut novel, one of the president's secrets is a vampire named Nathaniel Cade.

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Open Book Society

By far this is the best vampire book I have read in a long time, and I’ve read my fair share.

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Seattle PI

Before that was the First Gulf War, the Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, World War II, World War I, the Spanish-American War...

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Nights and Weekends

Although he’s convinced that his soul is already lost, he’s given his eternal, unnatural life to fighting the other evils of the world—as much out of guilt as out of loyalty or duty.

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Mysterious Reviews

Zach's initial impression of Cade is the 19th century one immortalized in fiction, but when Cade opens a black nylon case revealing an array of electronic gizmos, Zach grins.

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Love Vampires

Would you want to have sex with a cow?” Cade’s character is written more along the lines of the vampire as the alien rather than the vampire as the misunderstood human with a drink problem and bad teeth.

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SFFWorld.com

Here we have a tale of contemporary guardianship – the fact that unbeknownst to most, a vampire has been part of the American political system for over a hundred years, serving democracy and defending America against opposition from things not usually noticed by your typical American citizen.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Mark Yon Critical Summary Since the undead seem to be turning up in every conceivable medium (TV, books, film) and genre (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, anyone?), critics were not exactly surprised to see a novel about "the President’s vampire."

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