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. Official website of writer Christopher Farnsworth, author of Killfile, The Eternal World, and Blood Oath. Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, book 1) by Christopher Farnsworth – book cover, description, publication history.

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In fact, the young man really was a vampire. He thinks the reassignment has come because the Secret Service caught him with the president’s nineteen cjristopher old daughter in the Lincoln bedroom.


Other characters in this story are Konrad, an evil German scientist who is the person who put these zombies together,a modern day Dr. I also am a fan of Robert Ludlum’s books, and this rather reminded me of them in some spots with the action sequences.

I’m only about pages in, but so far I’m impressed. It’s awful and awesome in equal measure. Is Konrad or as he’s known in pop culture, Dr. An Army Ranger unit is reassigned from hunting an Al-Qaeda terrorist cell in Iraq, to suddenly a clandestine mission in the unstable Republic of Kosovo, with details classified by the army’s superiors.

Blood Oath

It could be described as sort of a vampire meets James Bond meets Charles Stross’ Laundry On Her Majesty’s Occult Servicebut with a few twists all of its own – such as the fact that the author uses actual events from the history of the US as a base for the book!

The operative attempts to trade a large bag of money for the case. I hope the author will give more attention to some of the characters receiving minimal realestate in the first outin – such as Tania, the female vampire who shares a history with Cade.

Emile Hirsch also does angst well. Apr 01, Kerry rated it really liked it Shelves: The unit conducts surveillance and maintains a security perimeter on a pack of Serbian thugs as night falls. I like the well hidden conspiracy of the president of the US having a dedicated vampire super-agent to handle the ‘War on Horror. Racing against the clock, Farnsworth blends the perfect amount of humor and horror with awe-inspiring timing to keep fans on the edge of their seats.


There are clever historical references and journal entries tha I lucked out and found this at my local library. Other books in the series.

They invade, we repel. Overall, a good debut farnssorth hopefully more development of its protagonists to come in the rest of the series. It was such an easy read not because it was simplistic but because the book was like watching a movie.

Blood Oath (Nathaniel Cade, book 1) by Christopher Farnsworth

Of course there is some gore always goodbut what I like the best is that the characters are very believable. Jul 02, Sarah rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series. If the banter had been witty instead of predictable, if the bloov absurdity of it all could have been embraced without always bringing it back to the seriousness of politics and patriotism, and, most importantly, if there had been a vampire that was interesting, this book would have lived up to my expectations.

I’ve always been an X-files fan so, why not have a Vampire who works for the President seeking out that sort of thing? Blood Oath is a wild, fast paced ride. I could go on like this for awhile.

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Feb 22, Veronica rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, the leader refuses to honour the agreement and, despite clear warnings by farnworth operative, has his men attack the figure.

His ship was boarded by a monster vampire, which proceeded to pick off the crew until they reached land.


christopehr Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth is a thriller with real bite. Do you want to have sex with a cow? This is history and politics like you’ve never experienced them before I cannot express my love for this book strongly enough. The only original take on the story are the bits inserted to show the results of the tests the government has run to see the extent of Cade’s abilities.

It’s smart, funny and perfectly paced. Would make a great tv oahh Reyes looks at Helen the person who handed out these “weapons”. Our point of view is provided by swaggering D. Farnsworth has recently released book three, titled Red, White and Bloodand states that he would like to continue Cade’s adventures for farnwsorth some time. Agreeing to be bound by a blood oath cast by a christopyer priestess, Cade has served since the presidency of Andrew Jackson and has protected It was only a matter of time, given the current vampire craze, that someone attempted to fuse political intrigue with everyone’s favorite blood-suckers.

Blood Oath is the first in a series of novels featuring Nathaniel Cade-the President’s vampire. This also puts him under Cade’s protection, meaning he can’t hurt him. View all 5 comments. However it is a nice little roller coaster ride.

There are clever historical references and journal entries that make the outrageous plot seem plausible. I can’t wait to see what Farnsworth does with the characters next. I recommend the book. See all books by Christopher Farnsworth. Cade and Zach go to Los Angeles to question the man.

He was still drinking from that one. Ace Atkins and Carrefour, Ltd.