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. When a new outbreak of an ancient evil-one that he has seen before- comes to light, Cade and his human handler, Zach Barrows, must track down its source. To "protect and serve" often means settling old scores and confronting new betrayals . . . as only a centuries-old predator can.
©2011 Christopher Farnsworth (P)2011 Penguin
I don't imagine you're reading this unless you've read the first installment of the series, 'Blood Oath'. If I'm being honest, this second book in the series is a shade less potent than the first installment. Still pretty darn good though - I definitely recommend reading / listening. I'm maintaining the five star rating because, at the time I'm writing this, I've read the third book, which was awesome. Overall, this series holds five stars. If you're a fan of 'Blood Oath' but think this is a weaker tea, keep drinking, you'll be happy you did.
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Nathaniel Cade, the ultimate defender of the world, is back with his plucky but sexually deprived handler, Zach. In The President???s Vampire, Cade uses his super strength and senses to protect people of the world against an old but newly, genetically altered foe. In this installment, we learn more about Cade???s skills, and Zach displays toughness in the face of adversity. I had no idea he was capable of such moxie. Finally, Tanya is still present, and her presence is still inexplicable. This book is interesting but is not as good as Blood Oath. Bronson Pinchot, again, does a wonderful job bringing characters to life.
I live to ride my bike.
This is a vampire series (3 books). You don???t have a doe-eyed female saying bite my neck or a Clan of vampires trying to integrate into society or take over the vamp world. What you do have is a reluctant vampire; he made one mistake and has to attone for it for the rest of eternality
Cane is bounded by a pledged but also believes in fighting for the values of Unites States of America. Cane goes out (with his sidekick Zach) to fight the monsters so you and I can sleep monster free. As a matter of fact, he is sooo good we don???t even know there are monsters. So we have got espionage, vamps, politics, the values of ???Red, White and Blue??? (our flag) and a vampire who does not understand 21st century colloquialisms.
This is a great series. Like-able characters, good premise. Imagine HellBoy with a vampire instead of a devil, and you've got the idea of this book. Well narrated.
This was a unique story. Very enjoyable.
Blood Oath is the first book in this series.
His portrayal of Nathaniel is great.
Didn't want to stop listening.
The story is awesome. I stayed up all night listening to this nonstop. Great take on an old subject.
Bronson is my new favorite narrator, sorry Marc Vietor. Bronson bring a large group of voices and makes each character come to life. I was equally impressed with the narrator as I was with the story.
Start with Blood Oath!
Cade and Zach are back with more adventure and carnage. Zach has accepted his position with resignation and some humor, while Cade is trying to be patient with Zach's inexperience. The two are developing a rapport that is kinda cute in a way. I hope Christopher Farnsworth is able to come out with another Cade & Zach book soon.
All mysteries all the time, that's what I read. I joined Audible when I started having a long commute. Now I listen everywhere!
Excellent political thriller, love that Cade. And Bronson Pinchot... who knew? I'm adding him to my short list of most-listenable readers. Amazing!
The second book in Farnsworth's vampire series is every bit as enjoyable as the first. More importantly, it proves that narrator Bronson Pinchot belongs in a very small group of audio artists whose talents lock to an author's series in such a way that one cannot hear the pace or voices any other way. Listen to these stories if only to hear a master at work!
I think I have been with Audible since its inception (or a really long time) and because of that, I may be a bit too critical, at times.
Not this time!
This series has it all...great story line, light touches of humor, a marvelous vampire with a terrific sidekick who happens to be the vampire's unlikely handler, awesome writing that flows like a stream going over rapids, and best of all it is read by my most favorite narrator who (and I have no idea how the man does it) makes each character totally and completely unique.
I'm going back to listen to it again, just to see what parts I may have missed.
I hope you like it as well as I did. Best wishes!
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