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The ultimate secret. The ultimate agent. Nathaniel Cade returns.

For 140 years, Nathaniel Cade has been the President's Vampire, sworn to protect and serve his country. Cade's existence is the most closely guarded of White House secrets: a superhuman covert agent who is the last line of defense against nightmare scenarios that ordinary citizens only dream of.

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Hardcover, 337 pages
Published April 28th 2011 by Putnam Adult
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Jennifer
Christopher Farnsworth has done it again! Nathaniel Cade is back in The President's Vampire and he's as better than ever. Blood Oath blew me away and as a result, I have extremely high expectations of this book. Anything I could have possibly imagined, The President's Vampire easily surpassed.

Incorporating historical figures and events, as well as referencing horror movies as though they were previous cases, The President's Vampire manages to twist history, pop culture, politics and the supernat
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Bookmom
Nathaniel Cade is a one hundred forty year old vampire, stronger and more powerful than most, blood oathed to the seated president of the USA and the best interests of the country. The average citizen doesn’t know vampires exist. A well-established group with footholds in high political positions and other government organizations believe the end justifies the means, taking it to a whole new level by replacing humanity with, well, something else that is highly contagious. Cade has seen these bef ...more
jD
I love this series! I finally sat down last night and finished the audio book. I had been holding out because there is not another one yet. This is book 2 and follow-up to Blood Oath. I have nothing I can compare the writing to. It's Urban Fantasy with a generous helping of history, urban legends, and political conspiricies. In Blood Oath, Dr. Frankenstein is living in Beverly Hills helping Middle Eastern Terrorist make zombies out of dead American Soldiers. It wasn't pretty but it was a thrill ...more
Jackie
The President's Vampire is the second book in a very entertaining series of the same name. There premise: the Office of the President has had a secret weapon for the past 140ish years--there is a vampire, named Nathanial Cade, who has been sworn (in a voodoo sort of unbreakable way) to obey any and all orders by the President. Farnsworth has a sly humor and a vivid, cinematic imagination that makes these books tons of fun to read. His exhaustive research on conspiracy theories and X-file sorts o ...more
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
The President's Vampire is the second installment in the Nathaniel Cade series. It has been 11 months since the end of Blood Oath, and Zach and Cade have become a team. They face yet another challenge from the Shadow Company, and its long reach into the administration of President Samuel Curtis. Curtis, it seems, has decided to put some distance between himself and Cade/Zach for plausible deniability. What the President doesn't know, his own VP, Chief of Staff, and a member of the Shadow Company ...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead

Nathaniel Cade is the perfect man vampire. Does this mean he's a cold blooded killer. No he isn't. He does kill, but Cade kills for the right reason, and at the right time. A respected and likeable vampire you say? Absolutely.

What I liked in this book?
Compared to Blood Oath, this book makes Cade seem more human. I know, if he is a vampire, why do I want him to be more human, right? It's not exactly that I wanted him to be more human but I wanted him to show more of his personality. Farnsworth le
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Clare
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Peter Marrero
I picked up Blood Oath last year when it was first released because it looked like a really interesting book and boy I was right. In 1867 President Andrew Johnson "pardons" Nathaniel Cade, an accused Vampire. Cade takes a "Blood Oath" to the Presidency of the United States as a condition of his pardon making him our one and only weapon in the War on the Supernatural. Werewolves...exist, Dr. Frankenstein...exists, Demons...yup, Cade is here to keep us safe from all manner of things that go bump i ...more
Dana Delamar
Another great entry in this series. I really enjoyed "Blood Oath," the first book in the Nathaniel Cade series, and "The President's Vampire" is an excellent follow-up that deepens the character of Zach and gives us more hints about Cade's past and who he is inside. And if you haven't been following along, Cade is a 150-year-old vampire who works for the President of the United States as a defense against all the things that go bump in the night and just might destroy the country.

I'm not going
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Anne
I'll admit the first chapter or so did not impress me at all. (view spoiler).
However, after that, this book turned into a page-turning cross between 24 and Dracula. There were double agents, triple agents, and secret societies within secret agencies. Nothing and no one is to be trusted. If you
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Clare
As with the previous book, this isn't exactly what I've come to expect of a "vampire book" lately... sparkly lovey dovey vampires who long to "neck" (pun intended) with their teenage squeezes who are far too young for them... in this series, the lead character is hundreds of years old and was turned into a vampire against his will. The idea of vampirism is handled scientifically, historically-as though it's a fact and the author is just reporting to you things he's read in a report about a gover ...more
Melissa
This is the second installment of Nathaniel Cade, the vampire in the service of the white house. The first was Blood Oath. Within this story Cade is again fighting the otherworldly forces of evil but I felt it was much more politically based than the first and a lot more involved in conspiracy theories. In this way the author deals with area 51 and even, ironically, to Bin Laden which is the opening sequence. Now before you think that the last part could already make this book outdated, think ag ...more
Angela
The President's Vampire is the second installment in a series from Christopher Farnsworth featuring Nathanial Cade, the vampire of the title, and his human partner Zach Barrows. This time the unlikely pair faces an outbreak that threatens the whole of humanity. Old enemies return and new ones pop up in unexpected places.

The President's Vampire is another intense cross between political thriller and horror story. Farnsworth's characters use science in ways that are almost too scary to contemplate
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Bob
A fun but uneven read and ride that I almost didn't finish after a really pointless and annoying prologue! Not sure why the author used that prologue when there was a better chapter in his novel that would served a more interesting and driving source of backstory. Additionally, I never once saw during the course of the book any real use or necessary reference back to the prologue (except for some "funny" throw-away lines that could have been excised and not even missed). Aside from that moment o ...more
Charles
Christopher Farnsworth gave us something new, unique and exciting with his introduction of Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent who happens to be a vampire, in his first installment of Blood Oath. The story was fresh had the good sense to not just follow on the current of brooding, sexting teens.

I waited anxiously for the follow on to Blood Oath - lobbying for more real estate for Tanya a female vampire who was a bit of a Cade stalker/love interest. Even after reading The President's Vampire I think
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Shannon
I recently read the first book in The President’s Vampire series called Blood Oath and I enjoyed it so I was pretty anxious to get to the second one. I was not disappointed even a little. The first one had a lot of back story and I wish that there could have been more of that in this one too just because it is fun to read, that said though, I did not miss it as much as I thought. The action starts early in this one and only lessens long enough to let you drop your guard so that the next bit of a ...more
Alice
The President's Vampire is a mostly worthy follow up to Blood Oath. We meet up with Cade and Zach one year after the events of BO to find them dropped immediately into another conflict, this time with lizard people.

One of Farnsworth's biggest strengths as a writer is to subvert what I think I'm going to read, what I think I want to read. I love paranormal books, fantasy books, vampire books. CF writes horror in such a way that it always takes me by surprise in a good way. It is just gruesome en
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Anna
Normally when I review a book I take notes on little sticky papers that I put in the front cover. It could be anything from page numbers for favorite scenes, quotes that I find amusing, plot elements that may or may not work for me etc. Only I was so eager and happy to finally be reading The President's Vampire that I forgot to take notes, except one lonely sentence that read: Cade is definitely back and better than ever! Not much help in the review department but it does convey my basic thought ...more
James
I just finished The President's Vampire, a pre-release copy I received as a giveaway right here on GoodReads. First off, I can definitely recommend it. It's sort of a Dresden Files-meets-James Rollins thriller and I enjoyed nearly every minute of it. Farnsworth may not be able to meet Jim Butcher's pacing in the Dresden Files books, but he beats the pants off of Simon R. Green's laughable Drood series.

The key to urban fantasy (and maybe I'm mis-categorizing these books) is the ever-present feeli
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Chelsea [Vampire Book Club]
This review was originally posted at Vampire Book Club.

Ladies and gents, The President’s Vampire is not your standard vampire fare.

Chris Farnsworth gives us the supernatural equivalent to 24 with vampire Nathaniel Cade as our Jack Bauer.

Long ago Cade swore a blood oath to protect the President of the United States and the country. He works as black ops taking care of the nasties that come from the Other Side. For the last century he’s been working to exterminate reptilian hybrids — what his hand
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April (The Steadfast Reader)
Also. This would make a -fantastic- video game. :)

Fun! Fun! Fun! This book took me longer than expected, but I think it's because it's exam time. It was fabulous. Better than 'Blood Oath'. I loved the homage to Stephen King with the RED RUM clearance. I loved the POSSIBILITY of a burgeoning 'love story' with Tania. I loved the 'dark/other side' of the CIA and will probably be reading some of the recommended titles for that. And...

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Poppy Fields
Fantastic book. I have been waiting for this to come out for ages and I am not disappointed in the least.

Nathaniel Cade remains the honorable monster that protects the ignorant public from the darkest of threats. His "handler" Zack Burrows grows into his role and becomes a bit of a bad-ass himself as he grows up and mans up. The unlikely duo are able to survive and conquer the terrors concocted by the evil demons safely sheltered from harm and threat of concesquence in our own government.

While
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Stephanie
You're not going to find any sparkling revelations about the meaning of life in this book, but I was not disappointed by this sequel to "Blood Oath" from Farnsworth. It's like an action/political thriller popcorn-flick in book form, but with characters I like. Once again, it seems like Farnsworth's work as a screenwriter helps him instead of hinders him as he goes on a non-stop jaunt around the world to stop the plague of "Snakeheads". I stayed up late to keep reading, spent my lunch breaks flip ...more
Lynn
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This was a fabulous story which I enjoyed immensely. It is very cinematic with sweeping landscapes and short scenes. Zach and Cade separate, which leads to the short scenes -- Zach with the secret agent team and Cade with Colonel Graves. Though they were told that Colonel Graves worked with a super secret branch of the US Government -
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Paul
For 140 years, Nathaniel Cade has been the President’s Vampire, sworn by a blood oath to protect the President and America from their supernatural enemies. Cade’s existence is the most closely guarded of White House secrets: a superhuman covert agent who is the last line of defense against nightmare scenarios that ordinary citizens can only dream of.

When a new outbreak of an ancient evil – one that Cade has seen before – comes to light, he and his human handler, Zach Barrows, must track down its
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Jen
What would our world be like if monsters of the supernatural persuasion were real? What if terrorists could use them to strike at their enemies instead of using bombs? Frankly, I think this world is a scary enough place already without dealing with bugaboos like the ones that Zach and Cade deal with on a regular basis. After finishing The President's Vampire, I was more than a bit thankful that this world hasn't reached this level of crazy just yet. At least, not that we know of.

In Blood Oath, F
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Denise
At the time I received this ARC copy, I was currently reading and completing a ten book series in a completely different genre. I was anxious to get reading The President's Vampire and started the book and found I had to take a moment because it was so different from what I have read before that I did not know whether to laugh, roll my eyes, or plug on - after all I had agreed to give my opinion of this book. I am often like a dog with a bone and I will keep on reading until I finish, it is my c ...more
Dave
Having read Blood Oath, I was anxiously awaiting the next book in the Nathaniel Cade series. In The President's Vampire, I very much enjoyed seeing Cade again, and some old friends like Cade's handeler, Zach Barrows, and Cade's fellow vampire, Tania, and more of the interplay between horror (vampires and "snakeheads", the big threat, this time) and the political and spy-thriller elements. It was good to see Zach become a more independent actor and, by the end of the story, somewhat more mature. ...more
LadyTechie
Cade is the president's vampire inherited from president to president. The story of how this occurred is told in Blood Oath and is a good read also. In this installment Cade and Zach are up against not only some of the same elements from Blood Oath but, some pretty nasty creatures. I do have a few holes in my memory from Blood Oath. But, I remember really liking it a lot and thinking how cool would it be if the president had a weapon like that. I was excited when I saw the latest in the series w ...more
Lisa Bee
Full disclosure: the author is a friend of mine. That may have bumped the rating up .5 stars, but I would have given it top marks anyway. Loved Blood Oath, definitely recommend reading that first, but I could hardly put The President's Vampire down once I started reading. If you like Blood Oath you will LOVE TPV. And if you're jumping into the series here, you'll have an excellent time and will only miss a little background.

Cade, our titular vampire, does not sparkle, is not especially nice, an
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Christopher Farnsworth is the author of the Nathaniel Cade series and a screenwriter and former journalist. He lives in Los Angeles.
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