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A man stands up in a crowded movie theater. A moment later, everything is burning. When the smoke clears and the bodies are removed, there is no trace of any bomb, or device, or even a matchstick. There's just the corpse of one man, a statue in ash, with an obscene grin still upon his charred skull.Nothing human could have done this.Fortunately, Nathaniel Cade isn't human,A man stands up in a crowded movie theater. A moment later, everything is burning. When the smoke clears and the bodies are removed, there is no trace of any bomb, or device, or even a matchstick. There's just the corpse of one man, a statue in ash, with an obscene grin still upon his charred skull.Nothing human could have done this.Fortunately, Nathaniel Cade isn't human, either. Turned into a blood-drinking abomination 145 years ago, he is bound by a special blood oath to serve and protect the United States from supernatural threats. Together with his White House handler, Zach Barrows, Cade races to find out who was behind the murders of a dozen innocent people. They have no suspects, no leads, and no explanations.All they have is Cade's vampiric talents and a ticking countdown to the next explosion. Because Cade is certain of one thing: this is only where the fire starts......

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ISBN : 20800107
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Number of Pages : 34 Pages
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the burning men Reviews

  • Veronica
    2019-05-05 17:21

    I've missed Cade and this was good mini-adventure with him and Zach as they tackle the latest supernatural threat, set in between the second and third books. We also get introduced to a new character that I'd like to see more of but time will tell on that one. In any event, this story just whetted my appetite for another full Cade novel which, hopefully, will come sooner rather than later.

  • Graeme Rodaughan
    2019-05-16 19:25

    Short novella/novelette, not as good as the full sized books.This (short) book will suit those who enjoy a good, solid (but very slim) conspiracy, some supernatural elements (at least one), and thriller and suspense style action (delivered in a very small package...)

  • Tim Martin
    2019-05-15 19:30

    Always glad to get another Nathaniel Cade (and Zach Barrows) story, however short it is. Like many fans, I have been eager for a fourth novel in the series. This, while quite enjoyable, just made me miss the series even more. Is that a good thing?It is my kind of short story, a good self-contained adventure with a clear beginning, middle, and end, not just a literary thought exploration of some idea that is never fully followed up on. The adventure clearly takes place in the Cadeverse but doesn’t seem to touch upon larger issues in the series (and doesn’t spoil other books in the series either). I have a minor complaint in the amount of exposition related about Cade, Barrows, and what they do, but if viewed as a good way for a new reader to try out the series is quite forgivable. There isn’t much I can really say about the story other than it involves something not explored so far in the series, an apparent case of spontaneous human composition. Or perhaps more than one case… The overall probem is clearly handled, though there is a definitely a large loose thread that is left hanging. I would have liked a little more story to resolve that loose plot element but it was by no means a problem as far as the overall quality of the story. The author did a good job of capturing the feel of the setting, the interaction between Cade and Barrows, and their quite different senses of humor and general perspective on both things that go bump in the night and of life in general. There is a new character, a medical examiner by the name of Dr. Ramos, that is introduced. She was interesting, time will tell if she will be a permanent addition to the series.

  • Jamey Goodyear
    2019-04-28 18:26

    Quick read about our favorite vampire. The Burning Men is a short story starring Nathaniel Cade, the President’s vampire and Cade’s handler, Zack. It’s the story of some men who seem to be able to spontaneously combust when they will it. The fire is so intense that it takes out people around them. However, it is a one-time deal. Their original goal was to attack places of political power but they are unable to do that so their plans change.Cade and Zack get the first call after a fire in a movie theater. From there they are in a rush to find the other men before any more lives are lost. This is a fast paced story and a quick read. Christopher Farnsworth has one of the best vampire series that I have read. I recommend this story to those who like vampire stories. If you haven’t read the other books by Christopher, you will enjoy them also. They are much more in depth with a lot of action.

  • Steve
    2019-05-06 17:37

    Good quick read with Nathaniel Cade searching out "burning men", set between books 2 and 3. Introduced a new character, Dr. Ramos, who seems to be a good foil for Cade. Hope to see more of her in future books. Speaking of that, when is the next book coming out, anyway?

  • Ubiquitousbastard
    2019-05-21 19:34

    An unenthusiastic three stars from me. It would have been two, really, but I sort of laughed about the whole Burning Man thing. Yes it was funny, because hippies. So, while this was ridiculous in the same way as the rest of the series, it fell flat with me, maybe because a lack of a good amount of bickering, I'm not sure. I think the more that I talk about the short story, the more I actually don't like it, so I'm going to just stop so that I can still give it the three stars that I wanted to give it. Kind of wanted to give it.

  • Dana Delamar
    2019-05-12 19:48

    A good short adventure about Cade and Zach. It wraps up a little too neatly--it felt like there wasn't quite enough challenge for Cade at the end. However, there are some good gems in the dialogue, and I liked the new medical examiner with the hots for Cade. I hope we see more of her in later stories. I hope there's more planned in the Nathaniel Cade series, because I need it!

  • Kate
    2019-05-10 18:35

    Wish There Were More!Wish There Were More!Satisfied my Cade craving... for now. I hope we continue to get these shorts until we can have a full length Cade installment!

  • Cynthia Terrones
    2019-04-26 20:22

    A GREAT STORY THAT JUST LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE OF CADE & ZACH. This was another must read book by Christopher Farnsworth with Nathaniel Cade as the main character. Definitely another 5 star review and I'm so very ready to see what else is in store for this Vampire and his handler Zach Barrows. This is one great duo and I am loving that their back together again and of course can't wait to see what Christopher Farnsworth does with them in the future as I'm counting the days and hoping for another nice big long story to read. Thank you so much Christopher Farnsworth.

  • Anne Stiebing
    2019-05-10 18:46

    Great story! Wish it had been longer. But that's okay because it was still great!

  • Ben
    2019-04-29 21:34

    It's was good but way too short and there was no explanation how they blow up? Otherwise Cade is a bad ass like always.

  • Wanda Campbell
    2019-05-10 15:47

    Love this characterWould like to see more of this series. I usually don't care for short stories,but this one was well worth reading. Can't wait for the next Cade full length book😊

  • Robert Harper
    2019-05-04 20:21

    Only complaint is I want more. I enjoyed this short trip into Cade's world and hope to soon see another full length story. I love these characters.

  • L.M. David
    2019-05-02 21:24

    This is an excellent novelette as an in between book storyline. Here, there are a group of men who have mastered the art of setting themselves on fire. A job for Cade to put an end to. In this installment, even Zach, who has been a least favorite character of mine, is okay. The character Cade does not get boring, he's good at what he does and few are able to challenge him. The only complaint I have about this book is it's too short. The action, tension and plot was just getting good when it's over ... that's one of the reason I rarely read short stories. But this was well worth it!

  • Kerry
    2019-05-14 20:44

    I shouldn't like these kinds of books. I don't like scary books, don't like creepy books. I'm just not into vampires. But I love these Nathaniel Cade books. This was only a short story but I loved it. Very atmospheric. Zach and Cade are back. This time they're investigating spontaneous human combustion. I hope this gets the author back in the mood to write the next book in the series. He owes us after that cliff-hanger at the end of volume 3. Really. Owes. Us.

  • Brian Ritter
    2019-04-30 20:49

    A quick read and another adventure of Nathaniel Cade....Even though this is a short one it is still worth reading. You won't feel completely lost if you haven't read any of the others in the series as this one really doesn't follow in the same story line of history. This is a good teaser for our next Cade adventure but we're still waiting on it....The only downfall to this short story is the not much build just kinda happens and then ends literally....

  • Jeff Frane
    2019-05-20 16:40

    Just a tasty snack waiting for the next full Nathaniel Cade novel. This is perhaps the only vampire series I can tolerate, although I picked up the first book expecting to give up in disgust at the premise. Very original, very dark and full of creeping Evil and always surprising. Cade is the baddest vampire out there (almost wrote "in fiction").

  • Elaine
    2019-04-27 17:30

    I enjoyed the book, but it just didn't quite equal the previous novels. More of an appetizer than a full meal. I have come to expect a really satisfying read from Christopher Farnsworth. While "The Burning Men" was engaging and a good story, it was not the "totally engrossing.. I don't want to put the book down'' experience I usually have with the "Cade" books.

  • Lisa Barry
    2019-05-02 15:41

    Cade's handlings of situations makes him such an interesting character to follow and this short story is no exception. I will always pick up a Cade story and have started reading the first book out loud to my hubbie who is enjoying it immensely. This book can be read whether you've read the others or not so if you just want to see what it's all about, it's a good start. Enjoy!!

  • Michelle
    2019-05-16 14:51

    Yay! A little Zach & Cade morsel to help me get through the wait for the next full length novel. Unexpected and delicious! :-) In the acknowledgements, the writer says the story was inspired by a twitter feed, but I'm wondering if it had anything to do with his "near miss" on that LAX shooting awhile back.

  • Steve
    2019-05-02 21:41

    It's been too long since the last Nathaniel Cade book and this was a great tide-me-over while we wait for the next full length novel. The ending is a little abrupt. It's difficult to say how that might've been handled differently without giving anything away, but it's enough to say that this was a fast, fun read and worth the download if you enjoyed the earlier novels!

  • revets
    2019-05-09 19:51

    A Very Short Story - SpoilerI like this series. Price was ok. Now that I've read it I can help but feel the author teased me with a very short story which needed to be put out to meet a deadline or something. Why not continue the story and go after old guy at Burning Man??

  • Frances
    2019-04-28 15:37

    A quick, little novella to get another taste of Farnsworth's vampire while we wait for a hopeful sequel and his new fountain of youth book.These novellas and short stories by favorite authors are (in my opinion) the only reason to have a eReader because one cannot get them elsewhere.

  • Yara
    2019-04-28 15:32

    Was SO excited when I saw Christopher Farnsworth had a new Nathaniel Cade story! I sure missed his and Zack's adventures! This was just as good as the rest, though way shorter than I was hoping for. I hope we get to see more of Cade and Zack soon!

  • Alice
    2019-04-26 17:48

    When I first saw this I got really excited that it was set after the 3rd book. It was immediately apparent that it wasn't, but that take away from my enjoyment at all. It was a short, well rounded story with plenty of Cade.

  • Mirany
    2019-05-15 22:26

    Fun little mini story. With emphasis on the mini part. I'd forgotten how fun it was to see Cade and Zachary go on their missions and by the time I remembered, the story was over. Perhaps Cade is just too efficient at his job. Still waiting for the next book!

  • Darcy
    2019-05-16 22:30

    Cade does what he does best in this one, no surprise there. The surprise was how much these crimes bothered Zach, to the point that he became the blood thirsty one, I totally agreed with him. There was one funny spot, when one of the scientist hit on Cade, she was a brave woman to even try.

  • David
    2019-05-18 15:39

    Fast MoverQuick fast story with quick fast action and nice twist. Cade and Zach operate well in this one. It's not a total save the world kind of a thing, but it's still a good read.

  • Veronica Williams
    2019-05-14 21:51

    VWTWEETY oI have read all three of Christopher Farnsworth Nathaniel Cade vampire series and I love them. I look forward too the next one. Hopefully soon like very soon!!

  • Eddy M
    2019-05-09 16:41

    A quick short story to tide over the wait for the next book. The new ME character is interesting. I hope she gets developed more.