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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A platter served by one Mr. Nathaniel Cade, the B,ood Vampire and the mysterious operative from Kosovo. Cade battles nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream, enemies far stranger-and far more dangerous-than civilians have ever imagined. This is a really well written book that I enjoyed greatly. Needless to say Zach is very ambitious and is not too happy with this career choice that is virtually forced on him. During a meeting with President Curtis and the farnswirth members who are in the knowledge, Cade advocates tracking down and interrogated Konrad.

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

Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose farnsworfh takes an unexpected turn when he’s partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the President. Just by reading the back cover of the book you know there’s a good chance the story can go from zero to absurd in no time flat if it isn’t written with a certain finesse, and I’m afraid it isn’t. Read it Forward Read it first. Frankensteinas Cade suspects someone is trying to duplicate Konrad’s research on bringing the dead back to blold.


Some would argue—even Cade himself—that all traces of humankind left his body the day he became a monster. If you can’t buy it, request it from your local library! A paranormal thriller begging for a slot in airport bookshops. I could also see almost every scene in my head as I read along, so clear and descriptive was the writing.


That said – this is the first book in a promised series, and I for one can NOT wait to see where it goes. And the partnership of Cade and Burrows doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. One ongoing issue he must address is his endless thirst for human blood; he satiates it by feeding only on animal blood, and deliberately wears a Christian cross provided by Laveau around his neck – despite it causing him severe pain as it is a holy consecrated objecthe uses it to focus on something else besides his thirst.

In truth, Johnson, knowing exactly what Cade had become and the threats of the Other Side, decided to use him as farnwsorth defence from incursions by monsters like him. Refresh and try again. He is now partnered with Nathaniel Cade, who is, yes, the President’s vampire. Playing for the Ashes. Super-fun, super-fast story of a vampire who swore a blood oath to the office of the President of the United States in the ‘s and has boood investigating paranormal occurrences since.

For a novel that’s intended to be a new take on the vampire myth, there is nothing new here. Action-y, fast, no soul-withering romance, enough gore to give it a touch of horror: The premise is promising: She’s 9 so there was some mild censorship as I read.

Despite Griff who was discredited by evidence planted by Holt to make it look like he was a mole in exchange for enough of Konrad’s Elixir to cure his cancer raising the alarm, the attack kills dozens of Secret Service personnel and Curtis, Chrixtopher and Griff are stranded in the Oval Office. Having accidentally read book 3 first, and having just finished this book book 1 all I can think of is He lives in an off-limits wing of the Smithsonian Institute and uses his prowess as a hunter to serve our country.

Feb 22, Veronica rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 18, Minutes Buy. Want to Read saving…. Each character is unique, the dialogue is perfection, and the plot keeps you turning pages.


Christophre against the clock, Farnsworth blends christophrr perfect amount of humor and horror with awe-inspiring timing to keep fans on the edge of their seats.

Blood Oath

It’s a bad career move. He reluctantly resigns himself to the fact that he has to do this. Farnsworth is a scriptwriter and it shows in the basic lack of character development and credibility.

The James Bond with pale skin and a sensitivity to sun light But then wore shades at times didnt he? Agreeing to be bound by a blood oath cast by a voodoo 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.

The greatest weakness of all was the one thing that, if approached differently, could have saved it. Website for the series: 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. Jul 16, Kathleen Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Maybe in the next book Night of Camp David.

The story is told in third person from multiple POVs, allowing the reader to spend as much time with the villains as it does with the heroes. Cade lives surrounded by relics of supernatural threats he has defeated but remains haunted by the real-life Dr. The unit conducts surveillance and maintains a security perimeter on a pack of Serbian thugs as night falls.