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The President's Vampire (Nathaniel Cade Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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For 140 years, vampire Nathaniel Cade has been bound to protect and serve the United States of America. When an ancient evil is resurrected, the President's Vampire and his human handler, Zach Barrows, must track down its source. The prime suspect is a shady private defense contractor who may be dealing with powers far deadlier than any mortal weapon. So it's up to Cade and ...
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Overview

For 140 years, vampire Nathaniel Cade has been bound to protect and serve the United States of America. When an ancient evil is resurrected, the President's Vampire and his human handler, Zach Barrows, must track down its source. The prime suspect is a shady private defense contractor who may be dealing with powers far deadlier than any mortal weapon. So it's up to Cade and Zach to drag the forces of darkness into the light...


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Editorial Reviews

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We'll skip the clichés about wanting to sink your teeth into a delectable read. Christopher Farnsworth's The President's Vampire is a standalone sequel to The Blood Oath that stands on its own. Its main character, Nathaniel Cade, is a bloodsucker with a most impressive secret White House resume. He has been serving and protecting U.S. presidents since the administration of Andrew Johnson. In those 140 years, this sharp fanged covert agent has thwarted plots both natural and supernatural, but his latest case could be one of his biggest challenges.

Publishers Weekly
The thrilling sequel to 2010's Blood Oath gets off to an uneasy start as even Lovecraftian monsters pale in the context of human terrorism and war. Nathaniel Cade, the titular vampire, and his assistant, Zach Barrows, are assigned to work with the mysterious Col. Graves and megaprofitable military contractor Archer/Andrews to investigate possible infiltration by the infamous Shadow Company. While Barrows and the other data agents look for a paper trail, Cade takes to the field, where he embarks in a series of gory battles against the rapidly evolving intelligent lizards called Snakeheads. Events build to a cinematic showdown in a secret lab, interspersed with scenes from Cade's secret past. The conclusion will leave the reader breathless and wondering what horrors the future holds. (May)
Library Journal
Nathaniel Cade is one of the undead, a secret weapon in the arsenal of the president of the United States in the war against monsters of the Other Side. It's the present day, and savage reptilian beasts cooked up in the laboratory of a supersecret agency are wreaking havoc. The bite of one creature turns a human into a mindless, killing nightmare. Fortunately, Cade's superhuman strength and cunning have enabled him to destroy these monsters, but he now faces an entire army. There are plenty of chills and thrills as Cade and his mortal pal/handler Zach Barrows attempt to outwit and outmaneuver the devious mind behind this diabolical plan. The plot is so intricate that sometimes it's hard to tell who the good guys are—except for Zach and Cade, of course. VERDICT Readers who enjoy adventure with a compelling cast of characters will enjoy this clever, witty sequel to Blood Oath.—Patricia Altner, Biblioinfo.com, Columbia, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101514245
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Series: Nathaniel Cade Series , #2
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 87,096
  • File size: 466 KB

Interviews & Essays

THE NECESSARY VAMPIRE / OUR KIND OF MONSTER
By Christopher Farnsworth

There are probably some people who wonder why I decided the world needed another vampire novel, let alone one about a bloodsucker who works for the president.

But to me, changing the War on Terror to the War on Horror didn't seem like that much of a leap.

My vampire Nathaniel Cade even has his birth in U.S. history. I got the idea when reading a weird factoid about a sailor pardoned by President Andrew Johnson after being accused of killing two men and drinking their blood. I wondered: What would a man sitting in the Oval Office do with a vampire?

Then it hit me. That was the wrong question. The right question is: What wouldn't the president do with a vampire?

Since 9/11, it seems that the United States has struggled with one nightmare after another. There's a feeling that the ground isn't stable under our feet; that it might crumble at any moment and the graves will open and all kinds of nasty, hungry things will spring out.

You can see how we're handling it in our hunger for stories of zombies and vampires and conspiracies. John Connolly's Charlie Parker is a detective constantly fighting ghosts and demons, both symbolic and literal. Jonathan Maberry pits soldiers against what can only be called mad science; F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack is a street-level fixer forced to confront undying evil. Meanwhile, Justin Cronin and Max Brooks have imagined worlds that show us what happens when humanity loses to horror.

This is where Nathaniel Cade comes in. He's our front line and last resort in this war. He makes sure the nightmares never infect the brightly lit world of the American dream. He's able to fight terror with terror.

There are two sayings that constantly go through my head when I'm writing Cade. The first is the old aphorism from Nietzsche: “Whoever fights monsters must take care not to become a monster himself.” The second I read in Shibumi, one of my favorite books of all time: “Who does the harsh things? He who can.”

Cade has already lost his humanity. He's never going to get it back. So he knows the cost if he fails; he knows how easy it would be to slip into the future as it exists in The Passage. But he's able to go into the shadows and survive precisely because he isn't human. The shadows are where he belongs now.

To paraphrase Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cade might be a monster, but he's our monster. And in a world filled with terror and darkness, it's somehow comforting to think that we've got something with teeth on our side.

Christopher Farnsworth's THE PRESIDENT'S VAMPIRE will be published by G. P. Putnam's Sons on April 28.
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  • Posted June 7, 2011

    Keeps it Fresh!

    Mr Farnsworth as done it again! If you haven't read the first book, it isn't needed, however I would! CF does a great job of keeping up my interest in Cade and he's created some new bad guys unlike anything we've really seen before. Keep writing CF and I'll keep buying!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2011

    Question is, 'Would I Buy this Book Again?' and the Answer is, 'Yes, I would..."

    I have to admit it; I look for certain authors whose books I've enjoyed reading before. Christopher Farnsworth has only two books available (on Nook anyway) but I will look for his name again.

    I guess much of what causes someone to purchase a book written by a 'previously read' author has to do with what the author has written and how he (or she) has written it. The stories could stand some more 'plot' and 'character' development but they are not quite 'one dimentional'. The action is fast paced and there are 'historical backstories' thrown in periodically to fill out some of the nuances that help explain the character of a 140 year old vampire that both hates himself and feels compelled to serve and protect his country.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

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    A good stand alone sequel.

    This was a very quick read, entertaining from the first to last page. It is not necessary to read Blood Oath before this book, but you will enjoy this one much more if you do. My only gripe is with the length...way too short. Can't wait for the next one, hopefully with a story line of Cade dealing with a King Vampire!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

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    Urban fantasy thriller fans will relish what is turning into one of the best series the sub-genre has to offer

    Seven score ago, Nathaniel Cade came out of the "coffin" to offer his services as the President's Vampire. He made a Blood Oath and since has been the top secret super agent for numerous White Houses president's since. His current human handler Zach Barrows is amazed at what Cade can do.

    Plausible evidence implies that the notorious Shadow Company has gotten inside military contractors. Cade assisted by Barrow is assigned to work with Colonel Graves and military contractor Archer Andrews to determine the validity and if affirmed cleanse the issue. The Feds follow the paper and money trails while Cade goes out into the cold where he fights the Snakehead intelligent lizards. However, Cade soon realizes that an ancient evil he has fought before has come back for a return engagement, which makes even the vampire to reconsider his Blood Oath. Convergence in a horrific lab with the inability to reach back to the White House due to official channel interference may prove deadly to the vamp and his handler.

    Starting with a stunning kill in November 2001, fans will be hooked by this exhilarating thriller that makes a vampire, and human and monstrous terrorists seem real. Fast-paced and loaded with action, the story line never allows a respite as even President Curtiss needs two cigarettes. Urban fantasy fans will relish what is turning into one of the best series the sub-genre has to offer.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2013

    This was a solid page turner with large amounts of action and th

    This was a solid page turner with large amounts of action and thrills which keep you wanting more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Cade and Zach deliver .

    Love this series. Cool mix of sci fi, supernatural, spy adventures, villians and heros. Always looking forward to the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    About as good as the first in the series, but brought down by padding.

    About as good as the first in the series, but brought down by padding.

    The story is interesting. I enjoyed the relationship that seems to have developed between the two main characters since we last saw them. The threat they're facing is definitely worse than what they faced previously, although I'm thinking their reproduction rate is so quick that if they had existed for as long as it's been suggested, the world should have ended before the first book started.

    The padding in the climax really hurts the book. The big one is cannon fodder villains. There are five or six characters that are introduced in the climax. And this is the character arc of those characters:

    Intro of what the character was doing: Bob was in a room.
    Brief background of the character: Bob was a soldier in the army.
    Brief description of why the character worked for the evil organization: Bob liked to push small children out into traffic, so evil organization thought he'd be a good crossing guard.
    Character notices plot point: Bob heard a siren before the power went out.
    Character dies: Bob gets ripped apart by rampaging horde of monsters.

    Add to that the fact that chapters in the climax are very short, so we get more of the world-building-not-always-related-to-the-current-story chapter intro blurbs. We also get a small diagram of the secret military installation. After a while, it just really felt like the author was trying to get his page count up.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    This is a very unusual vampire book

    This is not your normal romantic vampire book. It is more a combination mystery thriller with a vampire character in it. I have read them all and I did like them, but wished the books went deeper into Cabe's character. His thinking and thoughts. In some ways he is just a tool and the author seems to treat him that way. Very Interesting Story Line Though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Awesome book!

    Loved it and previous book from start to finish. Nice sense of humor injected, lots of action with supernatural and historical references....what more does a reader need!?!?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Paranormal technothriller

    Most urban fantasy falls into easy categories privite eye, cop, romance what has been misding is a good politcal technothriller ala flynn or cussler this series fills that void and does it well

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

    not good

    honestly...it wasnt that good. if i were yi,ou i wouldnt wasted your time. at some times it was good but mostly nit si much. dont wate your money i would not want to buy this book but i did and it was a ripoff and waste of time and money.

    0 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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