Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #2) (Paperback)
Following a long but successful book tour, Joe Biden has one more stop before he can return home: Chicago. His old pal Barack Obama has invited him to meet a wealthy benefactor whose endorsement could turn the tide for Joe if he decides to run for president.
The two friends barely have time to catch up before another mystery lands in their laps: Obama’s prized Blackberry is stolen. When their number-one suspect winds up full of lead on the South Side, the police are content to write it off as just another gangland shooting. But Joe and Obama smell a rat . . .
Set against the backdrop of a raucous city on St. Patrick’s Day, Joe and Obama race to find the shooter, only to uncover a vast conspiracy that goes deeper than the waters of Lake Michigan—which is exactly where they’ll spend the rest of their retirement if they’re not careful.
“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 slightly out there, this is definitely a book to try.”—Yakima Herald-Republic
“Like its predecessor...[Hope Rides Again] is ridiculously insane and inventive.”—BookTrib
“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
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