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Hope Rides Again : An Obama Biden Mystery

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Following a successful but exhausting book tour, Joe Biden is looking forward to returning home. However, before he does, he s got one last stop to make: Chicago, where the Obama Foundation is holding its first annual global economics forum. Barack Obama has invited Joe to meet a wealthy left-leaning philanthropist, whose deep pockets Joe will need if he decides to run for president. Joe isn t even sure if wants to run but he s not going to pass up a rare chance to reconnect with his one-time governing mate. Joe and Obama barely have time to catch up before another mystery lands in their laps: Obama s prized Blackberry is stolen. When the suspect turns up comatose from a gunshot wound, local police are content with writing it off as just another gangland shooting. But Joe and Obama smell a rat. In a race to find the shooter, Joe and Obama butt heads with their former compadre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel; follow a trail of clues through Chicago s South Side; go undercover inside a Prohibition-era speakeasy; and scale the Tribune Tower in a Die Hard-worthy final set-piece. Robert Frost said the woods are dreary, dark, and deep. So are the waters of Lake Michigan and if Joe and Obama aren t careful, that s where they could wind up spending their retirement. Series Overview: Joe Biden and Barack Obama refuse to go quietly into retirement in this escapist mystery series featuring the former POTUS and VPOTUS as amateur sleuths. Evocative of noir thrillers and bro-mantic buddy cop movies, this series is for anyone longing for the 44th presidency, as well as readers who are curious to know what True Detective would look like with Murtaugh and Riggs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 22.86mm | 249.48g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • 1683691229
  • 9781683691228
  • 43,031

Review Text

"Enjoyably ludicrous."-Politico

"If you're pining for the previous administration and craving an escapist summer read, Andrew Shaffer has the cure for what ails you."-Los Angeles Times

"This spirited, cheeky tale is everything you want from the Obama Biden Mystery series."-B&N Reads

"Sequels are often notoriously disappointing. How lucky, then, that Hope Rides Again isn't."-The Anniston Star

"If you're looking for something enjoyable and slight out there, this is definitely a book to try."-Yakima Herald-Republic

"Many of the politically aware may soon have nostalgic fondness for humor like this."-LEO Weekly

"The game is afoot for Joe and Barry. This is fun, escapist fiction with enough details...to stay grounded in a kind of reality."-Booklist

"Once again, Shaffer convincingly portrays his unusual leads as action heroes."-Publishers Weekly

"Another action-packed mystery rife with close calls."-Shelf Awareness for Readers

"If you want to take a break from the nonstop coverage of all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, let us recommend a crime thriller that stars...Joe Biden."-Clearing Out the Clutter

Praise for Hope Never Dies:
An Official Summer Read of Publishers Weekly and The Interrobang
A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist

"[Hope Never Dies is] a roughly 300-page work of political fanfiction, an escapist fantasy that will likely appeal to liberals pining for the previous administration, longing for the Obama-Biden team to emerge from political retirement as action heroes. But it's also at times a surprisingly earnest story about estranged friends who are reunited under strange circumstances."-Alexandra Alter, New York Times

"It's a giddy premise, a bit of Resistance wish-fulfillment for those who'd like to see Biden and Obama trading one-liners and cracking skulls."-New Yorker

"While readers are sure to get a kick out of the codenames and inside jokes used playfully throughout, Hope Never Dies is an intriguing saga that doesn't sacrifice momentum for winks and nods."-Entertainment Weekly

"It's easy to imagine that if these fist-bumping brothers were ever to become a modern Sherlock and Watson, the world might be a better, more interesting place."-USA Today, ★★★ out of four

"Obama and Biden are the ultimate crime-fighting team in Hope Never Dies."-Washington Post

"An ambitious and completely successful novel."-Booklist

"Deeply weird and very funny."-The Wall Street Journal

"Step aside Holmes and Watson; back off Poirot and Hastings. A new pair of amateur sleuths are hitting town this month: Barack Obama and Joe Biden."-The Guardian (UK)

"Shaffer has sublimated liberal grief, nostalgia, and fantasy into a sort of allegorical potboiler."-Slate

"A novel nostalgic for a feel-good moment in US politics-one that now seems far in the past."-Quartz
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Review quote

"Enjoyably ludicrous."--Politico

"If you're pining for the previous administration and craving an escapist summer read, Andrew Shaffer has the cure for what ails you."--Los Angeles Times

"This spirited, cheeky tale is everything you want from the Obama Biden Mystery series."--B&N Reads "Sequels are often notoriously disappointing. How lucky, then, that Hope Rides Again isn't."--The Anniston Star

"If you're looking for something enjoyable and slight out there, this is definitely a book to try."--Yakima Herald-Republic

"Many of the politically aware may soon have nostalgic fondness for humor like this."--LEO Weekly

"The game is afoot for Joe and Barry. This is fun, escapist fiction with enough details...to stay grounded in a kind of reality."--Booklist

"Once again, Shaffer convincingly portrays his unusual leads as action heroes."--Publishers Weekly

"Another action-packed mystery rife with close calls."--Shelf Awareness for Readers

"If you want to take a break from the nonstop coverage of all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Joe Biden, let us recommend a crime thriller that stars...Joe Biden."--Clearing Out the Clutter

Praise for Hope Never Dies:
An Official Summer Read of Publishers Weekly and The Interrobang
A 2018 Goodreads Choice Award Finalist

"[Hope Never Dies is] a roughly 300-page work of political fanfiction, an escapist fantasy that will likely appeal to liberals pining for the previous administration, longing for the Obama-Biden team to emerge from political retirement as action heroes. But it's also at times a surprisingly earnest story about estranged friends who are reunited under strange circumstances."--Alexandra Alter, New York Times

"It's a giddy premise, a bit of Resistance wish-fulfillment for those who'd like to see Biden and Obama trading one-liners and cracking skulls."--New Yorker

"While readers are sure to get a kick out of the codenames and inside jokes used playfully throughout, Hope Never Dies is an intriguing saga that doesn't sacrifice momentum for winks and nods."--Entertainment Weekly

"It's easy to imagine that if these fist-bumping brothers were ever to become a modern Sherlock and Watson, the world might be a better, more interesting place."--USA Today, out of four

"Obama and Biden are the ultimate crime-fighting team in Hope Never Dies."--Washington Post

"An ambitious and completely successful novel."--Booklist

"Deeply weird and very funny."--The Wall Street Journal

"Step aside Holmes and Watson; back off Poirot and Hastings. A new pair of amateur sleuths are hitting town this month: Barack Obama and Joe Biden."--The Guardian (UK)

"Shaffer has sublimated liberal grief, nostalgia, and fantasy into a sort of allegorical potboiler."--Slate

"A novel nostalgic for a feel-good moment in US politics--one that now seems far in the past."--Quartz
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About Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times best-selling author of Fifty Shames of Earl Grey and other fiction and nonfiction titles. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky. Author Residence: Lexington, KY
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585 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 18% (108)
4 42% (244)
3 33% (195)
2 6% (35)
1 1% (3)
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