Publicity: Nicole De Jackmo at Quirk Books (nicole @ quirkbooks.com)
Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery
"[A] humorous page-turner... Once again, Shaffer convincingly portrays his unusual leads as action heroes." — Publishers Weekly
In the sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel Hope Never Dies, Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama’s stolen cell phone through the mean streets of Chicago–and right into a vast conspiracy.
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.
"[A] free-wheeling adventure... As silly as it sounds.” — Kirkus Reviews
“[A] fun, escapist fantasy… Just enjoy.” — Booklist
“[A] must-read Summer 2019 crime book.” — Book Riot
"[An] entertaining, offbeat whodunit... Fans of Carl Hiaasen’s comic crime novels will have fun." — Publishers Weekly on Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery