Blood Oath

Blood Oath - Christopher Farnsworth Engaging and exciting, this political thriller / hardcore horror / espionage story is one of the most pleasant reading surprises I've had in a long time. Characters who don't act predictably, a refreshing twist on vampire mythology, plenty of dirty political tricks, some not-so-thinly-veiled jabs at the American military's treatment of military dead, and some deliciously nefarious plot twists put this one high up on the recommended list. This is a book that's never quite what it seems, and even when it does veer into some mildly silly territory, it always draws you back to the action.