They’ve been our nation’s fearless leaders, the Internet’s favorite meme, and everyone’s most beloved bromance. Now, former President Barack Obama and his right-hand man, Joe Biden, are back. This time, they are kicking names and taking ass.
A new mystery novel by satirist Andrew Shaffer titled Hope Never Dies kicks off the book series set to chronicle the former leaders’ amateur detective work. In this installment, the two sleuth to solve the murder of Biden’s favorite Amtrak conductor.
Though this might sound like a monotonous addition to the mountain of political comedy being peddled these days, Shaffer ensures his story is far from another Trump joke.
In an interview with The New York Times, Shaffer commented, “It’s not a parody of action movies or thrillers, and it’s not a satire of their politics. It’s just a mystery novel starring these two well known characters, who just happen to be in the public domain.”
Andrew Shaffer’s Obama-Biden mystery novel gets a little over the top at times. “I’ve had some people say that when Obama comes in with a sawed-off shotgun, there’s no way he would do that,” he said. “I say, Yeah, I know, but don’t you want to see it?” https://t.co/cKlSPvh5uc
— New York Times Books (@nytimesbooks) July 12, 2018
Obama and Biden will fill the archetypal roles of Sherlock and Holmes, respectively – but with some added oomph, it seems. Personally, I don’t remember Benedict Cumberbatch ever brandishing a sawed-off shotgun to rescue his companion from a biker gang. But, maybe I just wasn’t watching closely enough.