Blood Oath

Christopher Farnsworth, Author . Putnam $24.95 (390p) ISBN 978-0-399-15635-9

This action-filled debut by scriptwriter Farnsworth reads like a cross between P.N. Elrod's historical vampire adventures and Thomas Greanias's conspiracy thrillers. Nathaniel Cade, “the president's vampire,” swore to fight on the side of President Andrew Jackson and all his successors. In the present day, Zach Barrows, a rising political star caught canoodling with the president's daughter, suddenly finds himself training to be Cade's handler after tough, wise special agent William Griffin retires. As they try to stop Cade's old nemesis, Dr. Johann Konrad, from creating an army of Frankensteinian monster soldiers, they uncover a deeper government conspiracy. Entertainingly plausible historical documents at the beginning of each chapter and a sense that this fight is just a skirmish in a larger war help elevate the book above its sometimes bland characters and their predictable motivations. (May)

Reviewed on: 03/01/2010
Release date: 05/01/2010
Show other formats
FORMATS
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4417-3957-5
Paperback - 1 pages - 978-1-4447-2700-5
Paperback - 390 pages - 978-0-340-99815-1
Compact Disc - 978-1-4417-3952-0
MP3 CD - 978-1-4417-3955-1
Mass Market Paperbound - 486 pages - 978-0-515-14903-6
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-61657-934-0
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4417-3958-2
Open Ebook - 400 pages - 978-1-101-18773-9
Compact Disc - 978-0-14-242774-3
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4417-3951-3
Book - 978-1-4551-3619-3
Hardcover - 450 pages - 978-0-340-99814-4
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.