The President's Vampire (Nathaniel Cade Series #2)

The President's Vampire (Nathaniel Cade Series #2)

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by Christopher Farnsworth
     
 

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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

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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 Zach to drag the forces of darkness into the light...

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101514245
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Series:
A Nathaniel Cade Novel , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
166,761
File size:
477 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Christopher Farnsworth is a scriptwriter and former journalist. He lives in Los Angeles.

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The President's Vampire 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
echosrm More than 1 year ago
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!
Doug-from-Alaska More than 1 year ago
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.
Amacce More than 1 year ago
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!
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
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Patches33 More than 1 year ago
This was a solid page turner with large amounts of action and thrills which keep you wanting more
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Love this series. Cool mix of sci fi, supernatural, spy adventures, villians and heros. Always looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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WBLikes2Read More than 1 year ago
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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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