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Review: The President’s Vampire by Christopher Farnsworth

[ 8 ] July 6, 2011 |

Reviewed by Caleb Shadis

The President’s Vampire is the second book in the series featuring Nathaniel Cade, a vampire in the service of the President of the United States. The witch Marie Laveau bound Cade to the office of the President to serve and protect the country. He is the man in black, protecting us from the clutches of evil. He has a human liaison – Zach Barrows – assigned to work with him and be his intermediary. Zach has only been on the job for a year and he’s discovered it’s like no other OJT imaginable.

We meet up with Cade as he is about to perform a HALO jump on to a private yacht off the coast of Africa – a yacht that is about to be attacked by some very unusual pirates. As monstrous as pirates are, these have been genetically mutated into killing machines and Cade’s job is to prevent them from spreading. He’s very good at what he does.

During their debriefing they are told to lay off the case. Colonel Graves, a civilian with Archer/Andrews, is on it and Cade and Barrows have already messed up one operation – trying to find a mole – by showing up on the yacht. Cade has other ideas. Zach and Cade team up with Archer/Andrews to find out who has infiltrated A/A and how to put a stop to it.

Overall, I enjoyed The President’s Vampire even more than the first book, Blood Oath. Farnsworth had even more fun and mixed in quite a bit more history and a lot of conspiracy theory stuff to make things more interesting. The story isn’t for the squeamish. Cade is a monster but he’s our monster and he’s our point man. When anything evil or otherworldly seems to be gaining a finger, it’s his job to hold back the things that go bump in the night.

Rating: 4/5

Check out Caleb’s review of the first book in the series, Blood Oath

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Putnam Adult. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.

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Category: Contemporary, Genre Fiction, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Paranormal, Science Fiction & Fantasy

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    Farrah from The Book Faery Reviews says:

    Ooh another vampire book that’s outside the usual paranormal romance(not that I don’t like those but it’s nice to read about something else with vampires). Need to find a copy of this one to check it out and see what I think.
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    Oh, and Carol: I am working on a new series in another part of the thriller genre. Too early to say what it is just yet, but it doesn’t have vampires.

  4. 5

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Caleb. Really glad you enjoyed it. And thank you for sharing it with your readers.

  5. 4

    There are never too many great vampire books. I could read that genre non-stop for years

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    Bethie says:

    I have to admit that I just can’t get enough vampires. No matter how many series I read about the vamps, I just keep reading more. Love ’em! Thanks for the review. I put this and Blood Oath on my wishlist.

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    Colleen Turner says:

    NOOOOO….more vampires :)! Oh, I just cannot bring myself to get into these books! I can, however, see the appeal of this series to someone who loves paranormal fiction. It definitely would keep you turning the page! Thanks for the review!

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    Carol Wong says:

    Thank you for the review. This one sounds lik a winner for Vampire Lovera. If it was for the vampires,killing machines and all other violence, I would be inclined to read it since his writing sounds good and he also put some history in this book. Anyway that he can be persuaded to writing in another genre?

    Carol Wong

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