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Hope never dies. #1 / by Andrew Shaffer.

Shaffer, Andrew, author. (Author).
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Hawley Public Library M SHA (Text) 33500012810438 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781683690399
  • ISBN: 1683690397
  • Physical Description: 301 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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 novel, Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction--and a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs."

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 July #1
    Here's something different: a mystery novel—not a pastiche or a parody, an actual proper mystery—starring and narrated by former vice president Joe Biden and his sidekick, Barack Obama. This is not a joke. The book has its light moments, but overall it's a straight mystery. A man dies under especially nasty circumstances; Biden, who knew the man, is suspicious. He doesn't believe the things people are saying about the dead man, and he's determined to find out what really happened. Aided by his former boss, the charismatic Obama, Biden wades into a conspiracy that threatens the stability of the country. Shaffer could have jumped on this opportunity to parody Biden and Obama, but, instead, he presents them as real people, pretty much the way we imagine them to be (allowing, of course, for literary license); and the mystery is genuinely suspenseful and satisfying, not merely a framework for a bunch of silliness. It should be noted, too, that the relationship between Biden and Obama is carefully and skillfully developed and has moments of genuine emotion. An ambitious and completely successful novel. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Biden, Joseph R. > Fiction.
Obama, Barack > Fiction.
Biden, Joseph R.
Obama, Barack.
Railroad conductors > Fiction.
Delaware > Fiction.
Opioid abuse > Fiction.
FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Amateur Sleuth.
FICTION > Mystery & Detective > Traditional.
FICTION > Thrillers > Political.
Opioid abuse.
Railroad conductors.
Genre: Fiction.
Noir fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Noir fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
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