His entry begins:
My mother-in-law, God bless her, just handed me the most useful reference work I’ve received in a long time. Robert Young Pelton’s The World’s Most Dangerous Places is a smart, well-researched and scathingly funny collection of facts about every country where you’re likely to get your skull perforated by a cheap Chinese knockoff of an AK-47.Among the early praise for The President's Vampire:
As a former reporter, I have a sometimes pathological need for my made-up stories about vampires and secret agents seem accurate. So I bother my friends in the military for details of aircraft and weapons and even harass complete strangers for things like the White House floor plans. (That probably got me on a Secret Service watch list.)
But Pelton’s book is exactly the sort of thing a guy who’s never...[read on]
"Thrilling... Even Lovecraftian monsters pale in the context of human terrorism... Events build to a cinematic showdown... The conclusion will leave the reader breathless and wondering what horrors the future holds."Learn more about the book and author at The President's Vampire website.
"There are plenty of chills and thrills... VERDICT: Readers who enjoy adventure with a compelling cast of characters will enjoy this clever, witty sequel to Blood Oath.
--Patricia Altner, Library Journal
"Take an inhuman creature whose raison d'être is patriotic loyalty to an oath given over the bullet that killed Lincoln. Add a former White House political tactician now working as a liaison-slash-handler for said inhuman creature. Place them adroitly amid a secret war run by the ultimate of shadow organizations and mix in some deadly reptilian anthromorphs who can spread their condition via saliva. It makes for a heady, fast-paced (albeit gory) read and a good second entry in Farnsworth's Nathaniel Cade series."
--Diana Troldahl, Fresh Fiction
Christopher Farnsworth is a screenwriter and the author of Blood Oath, which has been optioned for film and published in nine countries. He lives in Los Angeles.
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