For everyone nostalgic for the Obama/Biden administration, Hope Never Dies re-casts the president and vice-president as amateur sleuths in a quirky mystery-adventure.

He's an honest man in a city of thieves. He has no patience for guff, foolishness, or malarkey. He is United States Vice President Joe Biden. And when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident–leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues–"Amtrak Joe" unwittingly finds himself in the role of a private investigator. To crack the case (and uncover a drug-smuggling ring hiding in plain sight), he'll team up with the only man he's ever fully trusted–the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. Together they'll plumb the darkest corners of Wilmington, Delaware, where enemies lurk around every corner. And if they're not careful, the blood on the tracks may be their own.

This quirky, comic mystery begins six months after the 2016 presidential election, as Obama and Biden are struggling to define their post-White House identities–and question what truly remains of their legendary bromance. Published as a trade paperback original and designed to echo tough-guy thrillers (think Jack Reacher, Leathal Weapon, True Detective), Hope Never Dies is essentially the first published work of Obama/Biden fanfiction–and a terrific beach read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs in Washington, DC.


About the Author:
Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times best-selling author of the satirical thriller The Day of the Donald: Trump Trumps America (Crooked Lane Books) and the Goodreads Choice semi-finalist Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody (Da Capo Press/Hachette Books), amongst other humorous fiction and nonfiction books for HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. Subsidiary rights for his books have been sold to Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Turkey, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic. His next book, Ain't Got Time to Bleed: Realistic Medical Reports on Hollywood's Greatest Action Heroes, will be released in October 2017 from Insight Editions/Simon & Schuster. He has appeared as a guest on FOX News, CBS, and NPR, and has been published in McSweeney'sMental Floss, Inc., and Maxim. Shaffer attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop for a summer semester and studied comedy writing at Chicago's The Second City. An Iowa native, Shaffer lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife, novelist Tiffany Reisz.

Release Date: 8/7/18
Paperback Original / ISBN: 9781683690399
Page Count: 304
e-Book ISBN: 9781683690405

Price: $14.99 US; $19.99 Canada