Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery (Paperback)Andrew Shaffer (author)
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He's an honest man in a city of thieves. He has no patience for guff, foolishness, or malarkey. He is United States Vice President Joe Biden. And when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues Amtrak Joe unwittingly finds himself in the role of a private investigator.
To crack the case (and uncover a drug-smuggling ring hiding in plain sight), he teams up with the only man he s ever fully trusted - the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Together they plumb the darkest corners of Wilmington, Delaware, where enemies lurk around every corner. And if they re not careful, the blood on the tracks may be their own.
This quirky, comic mystery begins six months after the 2016 presidential election, as Obama and Biden are struggling to define their post-White House identities and question what truly remains of their legendary bromance.
Publisher: Quirk Books
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 203 x 135 mm
'[An] entertaining, offbeat whodunit...Fans of Carl Hiaasen's comic crime novels will have fun.'- Publishers Weekly
'This may not be the buddy-cop adventure America deserves, but it's the one we need.'- Christopher Farnsworth, author of The President's Vampire and Red, White, and Blood
'I am physically angry that this is a work of fiction. If I'm ever murdered, please put Joe Biden on the case.' - Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of Rebel Rising'Probably the most unlikely pair of detectives I have ever seen.' - Rincey Abraham, Book Riot
'The cool, cerebral ex-POTUS is a reasonable stand-in for Sherlock Holmes, and his ex-VPOTUS, by turns appealingly modest and laughably self-satisfied, is in some ways a better Watson than the good doctor himself.' - Kirkus
'The beats of dialogue, the in-jokes, and the quips...make the book an entertaining light read.' - Lexington Herald-Reader
'Sure to be one of this year's breakout summer titles.' - Old Firehouse Books
'This old-school noir/political wish-fulfillment pastiche is the post-Obama era mashup of my literary (and, let's face it, personal) dreams. Shaffer pokes affectionate fun at both the mystery genre and our former President/VP team while weaving a clever mystery that draws you in and lets you know that he's in on the joke, A thoroughly enjoyable way to pass a summer afternoon, and the perfect gift for almost anyone.' - Melissa Posten, The Novel Neighbor in St Louis, MO