Here we are again. So happy to catch up with Uncle Joe in the best city ever. Joe Biden is in Chicago on the day of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade no less. It doesn’t take long for him to find both trouble and Obama. They make quite the pair of detectives.
If I didn’t know any better, I’d think that Andrew Shaffer should be working for Joe Biden writing speeches at this point. I feel like he channels Mr. Biden’s personality in the best way.
The author did his due diligence when it comes to Chicago, accuracy which I appreciate. Everything from food to drive times to the airport are spot on. More importantly, while being super funny, Shaffer doesn’t ignore the real problems that Chicago has with systematic racism, gun laws, and kids just trapped by their geographical circumstances.
It is a true twisty mystery novel that just happens to star two very famous guys.
I read an ARC, so I can’t tell you how it ends.
I liked the end I read just fine, but I’ll buy my own copy in a couple weeks and find out with the rest of you.
Hope Rides Again by Andrew Shaffer
July 9, 2019