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.