Sunday, May 16, 2010

Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

Book Details
Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
Hardcover, 400 pages
2010, Putnam Adult
ISBN: 0399156356

The ultimate secret. The ultimate agent. The President's vampire.

Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound by a special blood oath, Cade has spent more than 140 years in service to the president, battling nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream.

Immediately Zach and Cade receive their first joint assignment: one that uncovers a shadowy government conspiracy and a plot to attack the Unites States with a gruesome new biological weapon. Zach soon learns that the world is far stranger, and far more dangerous, than he ever imagined . . . and that his partner is the least of his problems.

Blood Oath is the best vampire book I have ever read. It is a thrilling paranormal adventure, oozing with action and intrigue.

Nathaniel Cade is cursed, or to be more precise, is committed with a blood oath to serve and protect the president and defend the United States. Cade's past cases are the stuff of legends. Literally. Conspiracy theories barely scratch the surface of what he's faced.

Zach, Cade's new liaison to the president, is completely authentic. His words and actions completely match what I believe I would say and do in the same situations.The president is, well, presidential and the vice president is skin-crawlingly obnoxious. Griff, Zach's mentor and Cade's previous liaison is surprisingly lovable.

Blood Oath is a wild, fast paced ride. It's intense, funny, gripping and emotional. I couldn't ask for anything more. I desperately hope there is a sequel. Or a movie. Or a TV show. Or a comic book. Anything to get more of Christopher Farnsworth's amazing novel. This is history and politics like you've never experienced them before I cannot express my love for this book strongly enough. This is THE book of 2010, an absolute must read.


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  1. Best vampire book you have ever read?!? Okay, you've convinced me - I must check it out. Sounds fascinating!

  2. Well, this really clinched it for me! This author is coming to Portland for a book signing next month and I was considering going--after reading your review, I definitely am!