Following a successful but exhausting book tour, Joe Biden is looking forward to returning home. However, before he does, he’s got one last stop to make: Chicago, where the Obama Foundation is holding its first annual global economics forum.
Barack Obama has invited Joe to meet a wealthy left-leaning philanthropist, whose deep pockets Joe will need if he decides to run for president. Joe isn’t even sure if wants to run but he s not going to pass up a rare chance to reconnect with his one-time governing mate.
Joe and Obama barely have time to catch up before another mystery lands in their laps: Obama’s prized Blackberry is stolen. When the suspect turns up comatose from a gunshot wound, local police are content with writing it off as just another gangland shooting. But Joe and Obama smell a rat.
In a race to find the shooter, Joe and Obama butt heads with their former compadre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel; follow a trail of clues through Chicago’s South Side; go undercover inside a Prohibition-era speakeasy; and scale the Tribune Tower in a Die Hard-worthy final set-piece. Robert Frost said the woods are dreary, dark, and deep. So are the waters of Lake Michigan and if Joe and Obama aren t careful, that’s where they could wind up spending their retirement.
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