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Red, White, and Blood (Nathaniel Cade #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  3,130 Ratings  ·  352 Reviews
 The Presidential Campaign Trail, 2012: A political operative and a volunteer are brutally murdered while caught in a compromising position. Written in their blood on the wall of the crime scene: IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK.

And with that, a centuries-old horror known only as the Boogeyman returns to taunt Nathaniel Cade, the President’s Vampire. Against the backdrop of the 2012 p
Hardcover, 383 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Putnam Adult (first published April 1st 2012)
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Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and while blood oath will forever be my favorite in the series, I feel that this book more than lived up to the level of bloody mystery and action that we've all come to expect from Mr. Farnsworth.
Beatriz Williams
I don't usually read in this genre, but Farnsworth has hooked me in with his ingenious premise and rich, fast-paced storytelling. In this installment, vampire Nathaniel Cade and his human handler, Zach Barrows, chase a legendary supernatural creature bent on overthrow of the presidential election, and in the hunt to discover the monster's origins and motives uncover a complex conspiracy involving the highest reaches of government.

While the book succeeds with intricate plotting and scenes of terr
Rick Fisher
Feb 25, 2012 rated it liked it
The newest by Christopher Farnsworth, "Red, White and Blood", comes out 04/26/12. This is the next in the Nathaniel Cade, the presidents vampire series. One of my favorite new series. Really looking forward to this one. Gonna be a great kickoff to a hot summer of reading.
Love this series. One flaw in this one. I understand it being a world of politics, but I would have enjoyed this so much more if the author had not included his political views throughout. Views that mirrored the current admin
Lisa J
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
Oh man, I LOVE these books.

Full disclose: the author is a friend (but I would MAKE the author my friend if he wasn't already, so that may be a bit moot).

Mad action, fun and complex characters who evolve over the course of the books, solid research into Secret Service, US gov't protocol, and monster's edge-of-seat stuff for people who like many genres of fiction. Definitely start at the beginning of thus-far trilogy for max enjoyment. I bought these books for my Uncle T for Christmas a
Lisa Morgan
Dec 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Another Cade book read, another fantastic read by Christopher Farnsworth! I DID NOT see the ending coming at all and was totally surprised & shocked!

these books continue to get better and better and I find myself only setting them down because my eyes refuse to stay open any longer!!
Aaron Spiegel
Jan 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This could be the quote of the century. Who said fiction can't mirror real life, even a book about vampires!?

“Take any one of these dipshits in their easy-fit pants and triple-XL T-shirts. Ask them what we should do about the Middle East, or health care, or abortion, and they’ve got all the answers. Half of the voters can’t find Iraq on a map, but they know just what to do about the War on Terror. Sixty percent of them are on some kind of government handout, but they can’t stand freeloaders. And
Joe Jones
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better and better. In this one Cade may have finally met his match in the Boogeyman. Zach and Cade make a great team. I love the interplay between them. While it is not totally necessary to have read the first two books in the series they really should be read in order. As if you haven't already read the first two...
Milo (BOK)
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“A thrilling ride that proves Farnsworth is a very awesome writer. For those of you who are not on board with this series yet, all you need to know is that a Political Thriller with added vampires and other supernatural creatures make this book one hell of a read.” ~The Founding Fields

I love a good thriller novel, and when it comes with added supernatural element, the better. Christopher Farnsworth’s Blood Oath introduced us to
Christopher Farnsworth’s third book in the Nathaniel Cade series, Red, White and Blood, isn’t that great. I’m not too surprised because even though I enjoyed the first book enormously, the second book is so-so and this one is just plain silly. An old foe of Cade’s called the Boogeyman (yes, really) is back and killing people. With the help of another enemy of Cade’s, the Boogeyman decides to kill President Curtis while he is campaigning in the 2012 election. Vampire Nathaniel Cade and his helper ...more
Doug Brookes
May 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though I read and loved the first two books in this series, I was in no way prepared for just how amazing this book was going to be. Farnsworth has found his winning formula and it just keeps getting better and better. This is definitely my favorite of the three books in this series. The only downside is that we have to wait for the next one.

Though it could be compared to a lot of things, I think this series of books is not like anything else out there right now. Though the anti-hero is an often
Kathleen (QueenKatieMae)
Every president of the United States for the past 140 years has had Nathaniel Cade at their service; a true and loyal patriot, hard worker, devout Christian and, did I mention, vampire? Nathaniel Cade, the indestructable monster that he is, swore an oath to protect the president, no matter what his party affiliation, no matter the personal consequences to himself, until the day he dies. And he's doing a pretty damn good job. The guy kicks ass.

Over the past century-and-a-half, Cade has conquered
May 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The third installment in the Nathaniel Cade series, Red, White and Blood is, in my opinion, the best of the first three. Granted the first one pulled me in, the second one was really good but this one continues to develop many of the characters introduced in the first two as well as some new ones seen first in this book. We continue to learn about Cade's life prior to present day, how he came to be who he is today. Zach Barrows also continues to develop, he really is the perfect counterpart to p ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00 (Zach and Cade are just an awesome duo)

Audible Rating (not part of the overall rating): 4.50

First thought when finished: I am a total Cade and Zach fangirl!

What I Loved: Zach and Cade are probably one of my favorite duos in Fiction. They have a great chemistry that seems to grow with each installment! In Red, White, and Blood the chemistry shines through and Zach is totally coming into his own. I was excited that "not say
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another FANTASTIC one in this very delicious series !!!! "Red, White, and Blood" is, so far, my favorite of the President's Vampire series. So much fun! Lots of scary action, lots of wit, a nice bit of sympathetic backstory for the main characters...just great! Excellent choice of bad guy this time, too...really nice touch...really tapped into that fear we all have from childhood, which might be why this one resonated with me a little more. Love how Farnsworth works in all these bits of history ...more
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great read - fast-paced, action-packed, fun in the right ways that only a horror/action thriller can and should be. Cade and Zach continue to be the most interesting dynamic duo in awhile, battling the forces of evil for the sake of the nation while balancing their senses of duty against the moral compromises necessary to carry out their roles. Farnworth's setting this story on the 2012 campaign trail (a very slightly veiled connection to the current race!!) where the villains are not always the ...more
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the best one yet. I've loved the series so far, but this one really left me asking when we can expect the next one. The action was non-stop and the setting within the 2012 Presidential campaign made it really feel current. If you like political thrillers combined with vampires and boogeymen, this is the book for you!
Oct 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
If this book comes out in next year it will be a great gift for finishing graduate school.
This review is also posted at The Bawdy Book Blog

I don’t know about you, but I look at life and I laugh…a LOT. I snort in derision at the news, I find the things others do comical and as you may have guessed, I have a very sarcastic nature. I also like politics, but I’m wary of politicians….and I TOTALLY DIG VAMPIRES. When an author can hit all those sweet spots, they’ve won a fan in me. Christopher Farnsworth has managed to do that through not one, or even two, but THREE novels in his Nathaniel
Terri A. Wilson
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This has become one of those series where I could read fifty more. This was my favorite of the series. Sadly, there have been no more since 2012 when this one was published. The ending of this book left me with a "WTH" feeling. It was such a cliffhanger. I did not see it coming. What I liked the most about this book is Cade really seems to come to some kind of understanding that he is evil and always will be evil , but that is his role to play. He and only he can do do it. This was another audio ...more
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it
First off let it be known I am a Christopher Farnsworth fan. I love the Nathaniel Cade series. The first two in the series were simply great. This third installment, Red, White, and Blood - not so much. RWB just doesnt have the same excitement and pace the earlier stories had.

To start with, we read the series because of Cade, everyone else is in a supporting role. Way too much time was spent building the back story of Cade's young handler Zach. For the longest time the primary character of Cade
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Red White and Blood by Christopher Farnsworth is another thrilling Nathaniel Cade thriller. Farnsworth has coined a new type of Vampire novel. His is a bold, bloody and historical murder story -both a thriller and detective story with our bad monster killing the even worse monster before they can threaten the United States. In Farnsworth's latest, Cade must go against an ancient demon who possesses a human host and turns him into a serial killing monster, who preys on women and men and kills the ...more
Chris Bauer
May 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent work in the "Presidential Vampire" series by Chris Farnsworth. There is a lot to love and respect about the third book in the series. No sparkly vampires here. Nathaniel Cade is an apex predator. End of story. Full stop. He makes no apologies about what he is, nor what he does. He is a being with great honor who struggles to fight on despite the knowledge that no matter how much good he does, it will never erase the dark stains on his soul.
There are several brilliant points ab
Brian Steele
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Farnsworth has poured about half a dozen genres into a blender and concocted us an amazing novel. A true heir to "Adventurous Horror" in the tradition of Brian Lumley, this third offering places him among authors as diverse as Richard Kadrey, Charles Stross and Simon R. Green. Far more gritty and complex than your standard Paranormal Fantasy, with copious amounts of violence, sex and mystery tossed in for flavor. Absolutely stunning.

Perhaps one of my favorite things about Farnsworth'
4.5 stars.

I continue to love how Farnsworth handles vampires. Cade is an apex predator. When humans see him most of them want to run away and/or hide. There hasn't been a single human who has met his gaze and thought "oh yeah, he's sexy, I want some of that."

For his part, Cade tries to retain his humanity but having sex with a human would be like bestiality. You don't fuck your food.

It was really nice to get back into the political maneuverings. I'm curious what the process is for writing clips
Garrick Merriweather
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved "Red, White, and Blood". I have a few quips with it but for the most part, another excellent Nathaniel Cade narrative. Chris's exposition on the Boogeyman myth is a priceless addition to the "things that go bump in the night" collection. One of the many things I like about the vampire genre is that there can be different takes on the vampire mythology, and Chris' Nathaniel Cade is no different. Although, I am getting a little tired of each new vamp series that comes out using ...more
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, horror
You know what this book is like? It’s like watching a season of “24” but instead of a very human Jack Bauer we have the preternatural Nathaniel Cade, a vampire bound by oath to the President of the United States. And just as for Jack Bauer, things for Cade go from one bad situation to the next and the bad guys just keep upping the ante. The body count is high and just when you feel like you’ve caught your breath the plot sends you hurtling towards the next insanely impossible situation.

Told in
Sandy Cox
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Even Nathaniel Cade is worried this time.

The President is on the campaign trail when he receives a threat from the Boogeyman - the only being Cade has killed that refuses to stay dead. So what will our hero do, what will he do when the Commander in Chief insists on continuing his campaign for the White House - through all hours of night and day? With bodies piling up at each stop, Zach and Nathaniel have to move before the Boogeyman strikes again!

One of the first things Farnsworth got asked at
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: para-norm, uf
Cade is THE MAN, er, well..sorta. Another amazing adventure, Cade is on the trail of a new uber-monster, The Boogeyman, and almost meets his match.

I love the politics, the interspersed historical anecdotes at the beginning of each chapter and Cade's dry, pithy delivery when dealing with humans. He is the complete antithesis of a good guy, in fact Cade is scary as hell and makes most people who meet him pee their pants. But there is no one you'd rather have defending the US and its President in
Thomas Edmund
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nathaniel Cade returns for the third instalment of The President's Vampire series, and just keeps getting badder.

Whether first time reader, or fan of the books, Red White and Blood will blow you away. This time around Farnsworth explores serial killers, as Cade battles a particularly nasty Bogeyman who is a hell of a lot worse than a child-scaring closet-hidden goon, and a few familiar baddies from early books.

Farnsworth delivers an expected high level of action and horror, along with bearable d
Feb 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: para-vampires
The Good: This book was crazy good, between Zach's personal life and the big evil that has risen again. Seeing the president on the road, campaigning for reelection, with Zach and Cade at his back for protection was really fun. The Boogeyman is a high concept villain that really works well, both here in the story and as a mythology that could work on its own in the world, explaining all the supernatural evil we've seen in movies and books. I can't even put into words my reaction to the end of th ...more
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Christopher Farnsworth is the author of the Nathaniel Cade series, THE ETERNAL WORLD, KILLFILE, and a screenwriter and former journalist. He lives in Los Angeles.
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“Something you killed didn't stay dead? Wow. That must have really put some termites in your coffin.” 13 likes
“Cade seemed a little too sure of his conclusion from too little evidence. “Cade. If you knew something I didn’t, you’d tell me, right?”
“I know a lot of things you don’t, Zach. We don’t have that kind of time.”
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