Author Talk: Andrew Shaffer

Andrew Shaffer will stop by Lawrence on his book tour for Hope Rides Again, the sequel to his wildly popular mystery Hope Never Dies. The Raven will sell copies of his books and a signing will follow his talk.

It’s St. Patrick’s weekend in 2019, and Joe Biden is tired. Between a whirlwind book tour and constant speculation about his potential presidential run, he’s anxious to get out of the spotlight and back home to Jill. With one last stop in Chicago, he’s looking forward to carving out some quality time to visit with his BFF: ex-POTUS Barack Obama.

In turn, Obama wants to support Joe by connecting him with up-and-coming community leaders who could be influential to voters if Biden decides to run for president. For Joe, finding time in Barack’s schedule—and a place on Obama’s home turf of Chicago—proves difficult. But when Barack’s Blackberry is stolen and all signs point to an unlikely culprit who ends up shot, the two friends must once again team up to solve the crime . . . before Joe catches his flight home.

Hope Rides Again takes Joe and Barack on an action-packed ride across Chicago, where they encounter a range of enigmatic characters, from burlesque dancers to Russian masseurs to Oprah herself (well, almost). A cathartic escape from the political status quo, Hope Rides Again will have readers cheering for their elected officials at a time when it may feel difficult to do so.


Andrew Shaffer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Obama Biden Mystery series (Quirk), the satirical thriller The Day of the Donald: Trump Trumps America (Crooked Lane Books), and the Goodreads Choice semifinalist Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody (Da Capo Press/Hachette Books), among other humorous fiction and nonfiction books for HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, the author Tiffany Reisz

Event date: 
Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Event address: 
Lawrence Public Library
707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Hope Rides Again: An Obama Biden Mystery (Obama Biden Mysteries #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683691228
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Published: Quirk Books - July 9th, 2019

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 streets of Chicago--and right into a vast conspiracy.