Blood Oath

By Christopher Farnsworth
(Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399156359, 400pp.)

Publication Date: May 18, 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Paperback, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the June 2010 Indie Notables
“Vampire fans, rejoice! Blood Oath is a stunning return to classic vampire fiction, with no mopey incubi to be found in this spine-chilling story. Zach Barrows, a lively young White House staff member, is assigned to Nathaniel Cade, a vampire sworn to protect the President. Trouble soon besets the duo, setting off one of the most thrilling narratives fantasy has to offer.”
-- Alex Baer, The River's End Bookstore, Oswego, NY


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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, he is a vampire. 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.

Blood Oath is the first in a series of novels featuring Nathaniel Cade-the President's vampire.

"Christopher Farnsworth's taut thriller Blood Oath is an irresistible page-turner.... A complex and unnervingly realistic tale in which vampire Nathaniel Cade is far less of a monster than his human colleagues at the CIA and FBI. Dazzlingly clever."The Washington Post

"Blood Oath is exactly how I like my Presidential thrillers. With vampires."—Brad Meltzer, author of The Book of Fate

"Blood Oath is the vampire novel that finally gets it right. Christopher Farnsworth has done his homework in places where most writers wouldn't even know to look-and the result is a rollicking tale of the supernatural grounded in some of the true oddities of American history. If Dan Brown wrote a vampire thriller, this would be it."—Mitch Horowitz, author of Occult America

"As someone who thinks Stoker's Dracula has never been bettered, and who would happily stick a stake through the heart of most modern vampire fiction, it almost pains me to say how much I enjoyed Blood Oath. Witty, exciting, and compulsively readable, with a central character who seems destined to become a favorite of both skeptics and true blood believers, this may just be the best debut vampire novel in many years." —John Connolly, author of The Lovers




About the Author

Christopher Farnsworth is a scriptwriter and former journalist. He lives in Los Angeles.

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