A bizarre, blood sucking-related blip on the historical radar forms the back story for Christopher Farnsworth's smart and action-packed vampire thriller. A former sailor, convicted felon and eternal vampire, Nathaniel Cade is also the best-kept White House secret. A Secret Service agent whose only job is to keep the president safe, Cade--who has abandoned the demon world and treats his blood-lust as an addiction like alcoholism--has to deal with some serious issues, from international terrorist threats to back-room schemes concocted by shady FBI agents. But where things really get dicey is when it comes to the paranormal, demonic dangers. This is Cade's particular specialty. BLOOD OATH is Farnsworth's fabulous debut novel.