Hope Never Dies (Obama Biden Mystery #1)

Hope Never Dies (Obama Biden Mystery #1)

by Andrew Shaffer


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The New York Times Best Seller

"[Hope Never Dies is] 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."—Alexandra Alter, New York Times

Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama team up in this high-stakes thriller that combines a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes with the laugh-out-loud bromantic chemistry of Lethal Weapon’s Murtaugh and Riggs.
Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, “Amtrak Joe” re-teams 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.

Part noir thriller and part bromance, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fiction—and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683690399
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Series: Obama Biden Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 12,009
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including the national best seller Hope Never Dies: An Obama Biden Mystery. He lives with his wife, the novelist Tiffany Reisz, in Kentucky.

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The night this all started, I was in a black Irish mood.

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Hope Never Dies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
runnergirl83 More than 1 year ago
I picked this one up because of the cover, you have to admit that looks pretty cool. It makes you stop and wonder what this book is about. This is a mystery that features former Vice President Biden and President Obama. A railroad conductor dies and Biden is suspicious as it seems shady since the railroad conductor was close to retiring. He doesn't think his old friend would have committed suicide, leaving behind his wife and family. This book was hilarious. The antics between Biden and Obama, just fun. It was one of those fun, light mysteries, but what makes this one stand out is the fun characters. Biden was a good narrator, and Obama was pretty cool in the book. I was happy to see that the author is writing another one, I will have to for sure read that one when it comes out.
rokinrev More than 1 year ago
”at the end of the day, every one of us is just part of a long-running story. All we can do is try to get our paragraph right.” This mystery leaves us with a question: what happens to “expired” politicians after their terms in office? To this fictional stew add a soupçon of the past, remove one of the lynchpins, place it in a well known pot, and cook until done...or maybe not. Joe Biden, the fictional one, is all thumbs as he tries to do the things one has time for after retirement. However, he literally stumbles into an undercover operation where his “friendly acquaintance” from “the old days” turns up dead, and Joe, with help of (a fictional) Barack Obama finds answers he may not be ready to know. Told more than slightly tongue-in-cheek,Andrew Shaffer takes us on a fun ride wrapped in one of the enigmas of our time. Highly Recommended 5/5 [this was a library book I chose to review]
Anonymous 5 months ago
I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly amazed. Story moved smoothly following clues and kept me guessing. Too bad all the negative reviews are from staunch political partisons who still bought the book???
Anonymous 11 months ago
Totally nailed Biden's dry humor and straightforwardness and Obama's cool loving style! The story moved fast and held my interest throughout, funny and current in political thought.
apeape 12 months ago
Reading this was the most fun I've had reading in a while. A bromance fanfic murder mystery starring Joe Biden and Barack Obama? Yes please! It was a little slow starting out, but once it hit its stride, it kept a good pace, then the last 50 pages or so were action packed and filled with suspense! The mystery was good, sucked me in, kept me guessing, wrapped up as nicely as an episode of The Rockford Files, and was just as cheesy (in a good way). The story is being told in first person point of view by Biden, and much of the book focuses on Joe coming to terms with his life- how it's changed since leaving office, how his friending with Barack has seemingly fizzled, how age is catching up with him. There are so many feels going on, and I could relate to so many of them; the estrangement of someone who was your best friend hit me especially hard- I've been there a couple of times, and it hurts. I just wanted to give Joe a hug, and commiserate with him. I totally get the "age is hitting me" feels too, and I know how much a torn ACL can hurt! Now, do I think the real Biden and Obama are like the book Biden and Obama? I'm sure there's some truth in there, but I think it's more truthiness than fact. I want to believe they're portrayed accurately, so I will (mostly, sort of, who really cares?). All in all, a fun ride, and I'm looking forward to the sequel, Hope Rides Again! #HopeNeverDies #NetGalley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally agree with MARGINALLY. Hardly worth reading.
MalteseGirl More than 1 year ago
I really, really enjoyed this book! It was so entertaining - fun to read as well as quite funny, a mystery I could not figure out by the third page and witty repartee between my favorite politicians. I am so glad I bought this book and cannot wait for the next one. Andrew Shaffer knows how to write a very engaging story. Kudos to Andrew.
butterflypastor More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it because it was fiction with some reality thrown in for the two main characters who were still doing their bromance thing! It is light hearted and an easy read and the author knows his characters well so the basics about them were not made up. Plot twists were fun as well, and as I was trying to guess certain outcomes, it was fascinating to see how they turned out. I am looking forward to the next Obama-Biden mysteries, to round out my summer of serious and fun readings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Basic plot with a few funny moments. Nothing special.