For three nights I have had a pleasant companion in my bed (besides my Rosemary). It has been Andrew Shaffer’s entertaining Hope Never Dies (labeled an Obama Biden Mystery so there are more to come) whodunit.
I do not want to be challenged for copyright infringement nor do I want to reveal the plot. But that does not mean I cannot share with you a few interesting (2) other protagonists besides Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
One of them is a black 2017 Cadillac Escalade called the Little Beast (I will not explain the name here!).
A black Cadillac Escalade pulled up to the curb in front of me. The truck-sized SUV sat there, idling. Was my ride [Uber] early? If there was an Uber sign on the dash, I had no way of knowing — I couldn’t see anything through the heavily tinted windows.
Suppose this wasn’t my ride. Suppose it was some enemy of the state, some deranged lunatic fixated on a former vice president…
My heart rate began to ratchet up. I had no Secret Service protection anymore. No private security. I didn’t even have my pistol, because who brings a gun to a fueneral? The vehicle just sat there, towering over me. There was nothing stopping a passenger from rolling down one of the windows and poking me away. I inhaled sharply and squeezed the bouquet tight. Water dripped out of the bottom and onto the cement.
The tinted back window lowered.
“Need a lift?”Barack Obama asked.
As for Joe Biden his car is a neon-green 2017 Dodge Challenger T/A.
I slipped into the driver’s seat and started her up. She purred to life. A real beauty, no denying it. Over the sound of the engine, I shouted, “3.6-liter Pentastar VVT V6 engine with an 8-speed Torque-Flight automatic transmission that really gets up and goes.”
Do you wonder if Joe Biden plans to run for President of the United States in 2020? The last few chapters of this book might give you some insight. A would be detective running for President does have an interesting parallel:
Originally published at blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com.