Obama-Biden series is a lighthearted antidote for our tense political times.
Best-selling humorist and satirist Andrew Shaffer reunite Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama for a political mashup full of suspense, intrigue, and laugh out loud bromance. Hope Never Dies was published in 2018, while Hope Rides Again was released in July of this year.
Hope Never Dies
The careers of Barack Obama and Joe Biden take an unusual turn after they leave the White House in this entertaining, offbeat whodunit from Shaffer, author of Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody.
Feeling adrift at his Delaware lake house, Joe hasn’t heard in months from his BFF, Barack, who has been busy hanging out with celebrities such as actor Bradley Cooper. One night, Barack and a Secret Service agent show up to share some sad news—Finn Donnelly, an Amtrak conductor Joe was friends with, was struck by an Acela Express that morning.
The presence of a map of the Biden home in Finn’s work desk led the Wilmington PD to suspect that he may have been stalking Joe, so they reached out to the Secret Service. Joe is further unsettled when a friend on the force reveals that a bag of heroin was found on the body.
To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” teams-up with the only man he’s ever fully trusted: the 44th president of the United States. Together they’ll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware, traveling from cheap motels to biker bars and beyond, as they uncover the sinister forces advancing America’s opioid epidemic.
Hope Rides Again
Obama and Biden reprise their roles as BFFs-turned-detectives as they chase Obama’s stolen cell phone through the 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.
Once again, Shaffer convincingly portrays his unusual leads as action heroes. Readers are sure to get a kick out of the codenames and inside jokes used playfully throughout in this intriguing saga.