Book ReviewsTan Lines
“Named as one of 2010’s Best Novels “- Akron Beacon Journal
“A perennial American tale well told. This reaffirmation of the interdependence of the fourth estate and the presidency is timely and important.” – The US Review of Books
“Rated 5 Stars! …An exciting read that shouldn’t be missed!” – Midwest Book Review
“…will certainly be well received by his fans!” – BookReview.com
The Other Side of Hell
“A Great Read!” – Clive Cussler
“A Clive Cussler-style plot!” – Northeast Dive Magazine
“Rated 5 Stars! ” – Midwest Book Review “Honorable Mention” – 2008 New York Book Festival
“Rated 5 Stars! Promised Land is a rush of nail-biting excitement, sure to keep the reader's attention glued to the last page.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Honorable Mention” – 2007 Hollywood Book Festival, 2007 London Book Festival
“One of 2006’s best novels in Northeast Ohio!” – Akron Beacon Journal
When Rainbows Walk
“Rated 5 Stars! Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures…” – The Midwest Book Review
“One of 2005’s best novels in Northeast Ohio!” – Akron Beacon Journal
“This series is a must read for any diver or Clive Cussler fan!” – Visibility Divers’ Magazine
Pierce the Veil
“Rated 5 Stars! …an ever-escalating saga of power and fierce competition, heating up to a spectacular climax.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Named as one of the best novels in 2004 in Northeast Ohio!” – Akron Beacon Journal
“2003 Great Lakes Book Award Finalist!” – Great Lakes Booksellers Association
“Rated 5 Stars…Highly Recommended!”- Midwest Book Review
If you liked National Treasure and DaVinci Code, you’ll love Sandustee. It’s a worldwide chase for clues to finding a lost Biblical scroll, the Nazarene’s Code, which gives the holder the power to control nations. Running through the novel is a thread which links Osama Bin Laden to Jesus and the twelve disciples to Abraham Lincoln to Lincoln’s assassination to Booth’s escape to Dr. Samuel Mudd’s house to Mudd’s imprisonment in the Dry Tortugas. The thread is the Legend of 13; words with thirteen letters have stunning implications on the plotline.
This action-packed novel is filled with murder, cross and double-cross, scuba action, a touch of Knights Templar, Masonic symbolism, and political intrigue in D.C. and the world intelligence community. Washington Post investigative reporter, EMERSON MOORE, is accompanied by a beautiful blonde German antiquities researcher, KATRINA BIEBER, as they try to stay one step ahead of the shadowy Russian KARAPASHEV in finding and interpreting the clues. Moore is aided by former NSA cybercode breaker STEVE NICHOLAS and retired German BND spymaster ANDREAS KALKER.
From scuba diving in the Red Sea to the allure of Bodrum, Turkey, Moore and Bieber chase clues in Germany, the island of Rhodes, London, Key West, the Dry Tortugas, New Orleans, the Washington, D.C. area, and Ohio’s Huron, Sandusky and Put-in-Bay. Death is close on their heels.Read More
eBook Version of ‘The Other Side of Hell’ Released on Amazon
Wooster, OH — 01/15/2013 — With a growing demand for his work, author Bob Adamov is delighted to announce an eBook version of his latest novel, ‘The Other Side of Hell’.
Originally released on paper in 2008, the book continues his hugely-popular Emerson Moore series and Lake Erie Island best-sellers.
In 1944 a mysterious German raider from Hitler’s pirate fleet disappears in the Caribbean. A Soviet Navy frigate, sunk off Grand Cayman Island years later, holds a key secret to the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A tragedy on the dangerous wintry ice of Lake Erie causes Washington Post investigative reporter EMERSON MOORE to escape to the Cayman Islands after a brief stop in Key West for Put-in-Bay Days where his ex-Navy SEAL friend, SAM DUNCAN, faced an assassination attempt.
In the Cayman Islands, MOORE is pulled into the intrigue surrounding nefarious Jamaican drug lord, PRYCE CLARKE, and his surreptitious underwater activities in Boatswain’s Bay off of DiveTech. At the same time, MOORE’s curiosity involves him in the search for the missing German raider and he uncovers the surprising twist as to what the Soviet Union had planned for the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
The provocative cast of characters also includes legendary Put-in-Bay island singer MIKE “MAD DOG” ADAMS, an attractive and reticent Jamaican woman, a furtive Royal Caymanian Police Superintendent and the rapscallions at Durty Reid’s Bar and Grille in Red Bay.
From the wintry ice of the Lake Erie islands to the warm island breezes of the Cayman Islands, The Other Side of Hell delivers a pirate raid, a series of murders and suspenseful underwater scuba action, and exciting explorations of the enchanting waters.
As the author explains, he enjoys creating the adventure and excitement that his readers crave.
“People demand good and hard-hitting literature. This is the beauty of a series; you can continue to satisfy the demand that your growing readership creates. By connecting with and listening to readers, they can also help shape the story and really immerse themselves in the middle of the action,” says Adamov.
Like the rest of his bibliography, ‘The Other Side of Hell’ has received a constant flow of rave reviews.
“This is the fifth in the series, I’ve read them all and this is the best yet. Bob Adamov writes in the same style as popular author Clive Cussler. He starts with a historical backdrop, engages a likeable hero in an adventure that moves to multiple locations with plenty of action and a surprise conclusion,” says T. Klimczak, who reviewed the book on Amazon.
Another reader, Leonard R. Fuchs Jr, was equally as impressed. He hailed the book, “Another great page turner. This book will cause you to lose sleep. Made the mistake of starting the book in the late evening and didn’t put the book down until I’d finished in the early morning hours. Great characters and character development.”
With downloads expected to increase with time, interested readers are urged to purchase their copy as soon as possible.
‘The Other Side of Hell’, published by Packard Island Publishing, is available from Amazon for Kindles, pc’s and smart phone applications.
For more information, visit the author’s official website: http://BobAdamov.com
About Bob Adamov
A Kent State University graduate, Adamov resides in Wooster, Ohio. He often can be seen in Put-in-Bay, Key West and the Cayman Islands, hanging out with his scuba diving and treasure hunter friends. He had worked for an Arlington, Virginia-based defense contractor in the intelligence sector.
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival in Key West. He was recently named Writer of the Year for 2010 in regional competition sponsored by the University of Akron’s Wayne College. His first novel was a 2003 runner up as the top fiction novel in the Great Lakes (won by Pulitzer Prize winner – Middlesex.) His novels were rated 5 Stars by the Midwest Book Review and named as top novels in northeast Ohio by the Akron Beacon Journal. His novels have won awards at the Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival, New York Book Festival and the Indie Awards. Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s staff compared Adamov’s writing style to Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.Read More
Riveting Adventure Novel about U.S. President Disappearing Amidst Lake Erie Bioterrorism Crisis, Assassination Attempt and Re-Nomination Drama
(PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO – December 28, 2010) Award-winning Ohio novelist, Bob Adamov’s sixth novel, Tan Lines, in his island-based mystery adventure series has been named as one of the best novels in 2010 by the Akron Beacon Journal.
Tan Lines continues the popular Emerson Moore series and Adamov’s string of island best sellers which include Rainbow’s End, Pierce the Veil, When Rainbows Walk, Promised Land and The Other Side of Hell.
The Story in Brief – Tan Lines
Something is killing the perch in Lake Erie. Is it bioterrorism or a new fish kill virus? When incumbent United States President and the Canadian Prime Minister visit the Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Gibraltar Island for a conference and walleye fishing, the President disappears. It’s two days before the President stands for re-nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland.
When the head of the Presidential Protection Detail accuses Washington Post investigative reporter Emerson Moore of attempting to assassinate the U.S. President, Moore escapes and a massive hunt is initiated to capture Moore. The hunt is soon expanded to include a missing Secret Service Agent and a mysterious, unidentified third party.
Amidst a sniper’s assassination attempt, a covert terrorist in Grosse Ile, a series of unsolved murders, a rogue Put-in-Bay police officer, an illicit love affair, arson, Pirates’ Week festivities, a terrorist bomb threat in Put-in-Bay and boat chases; Moore tries to stay one step ahead of his would-be captors as he works to clear his name and find the President.
Midwest Book Review – … an exciting read that shouldn’t be missed!
When high ranking officials including the president go missing, a fugitive on the run may be the best chance at justice. “Tan Lines” follows investigative reporter Emerson Moore as he finds himself accused of assassinating the President who vanished before his renomination for reelection. Emerson has the entire country after him, and to do his job as a reporter and remain a free man, he has to find out what happened to the president, and lurking around Lake Erie and its unique events may be the key to his success. “Tan Lines” is an exciting read that shouldn’t be missed!
The US Review of Books - “He grinned back at Moore, having also spotted the Presidential plumber’s crack.” What could possibly be important about the President of the United States accidently exposing his butt cleavage? To find out, follow investigative reporter Emerson Moore as he becomes embroiled in a case of double-dealing, treason, and assassination. Emerson is friends with U.S. President Richard Benson and has joined him on beautiful Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie to bring national attention to a huge fish kill that is decimating the perch there. In the midst of photo-ops and speeches, things go seriously awry and Emerson is catapulted from dressing up as a spiffy pirate for the South Bass Island Pirate’s Week celebrations to fleeing from the Secret Service as a most wanted fugitive. And yes, things do hinge on what was glimpsed of the presidential anatomy.
The author writes in a spare, journalistic prose that keeps the action going as events unfold. His love for the people and places of the Lake Erie Islands is delightful to read. The unique setting is a perfect tableaux for the complex interactions between the powers of the federal security complex and the better wisdom of the common folk of Ohio. With three jiggers seat-of-your-pants action and two shots of humor, the author shows how things can go wrong in the big machine of presidential security. It takes the people of Lake Erie and Ohio to help reporter Emerson makes things right. Down-home patriotism trumps Washington backstabbing after all. A perennial American tale well told. This reaffirmation of the interdependence of the fourth estate and the presidency is timely and important.
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival in Key West. He was recently named Writer of the Year for 2010 in regional competition sponsored by the University of Akron’s Wayne College. His first novel was a 2003 runner up as the top fiction novel in the Great Lakes (won by Pulitzer Prize winner – Middlesex.) All of his novels were rated 5 Stars by the Midwest Book Review and several were named as top novels in northeast Ohio by the Akron Beacon Journal. His novels have won awards at the Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival, New York Book Festival and the Indie Awards.
“Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures…” – Midwest Book Review
Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s staff compared Adamov’s writing style to Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy. Cussler has become a fan of Adamov’s, had him speak at his October 2008 and September 2010 conventions and endorsed his last novel, The Other Side of Hell.
A screenplay has been prepared on the first novel, Rainbow’s End, at the request of Dominic Sena, director of Kalifornia, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Swordfish, Whiteout and Season of the Witch. The screenplay is currently being revised. A screenplay is under development on Tan Lines.
A Kent State University graduate, Adamov resides in Wooster, Ohio. He is a member of senior management at a Washington, D.C. area company in the intelligence field. Adamov spends his free time in the Lake Erie islands and is an avid visitor to Key West where he enjoys sailing, jet skiing and fishing. He either rents a home or stays at LaConcha Hotel, the tallest building in the Keys, where he takes in the magnificent sunsets from its rooftop.
Seventh Novel in the Works
Adamov is crafting his next novel, Sanduste, which takes readers from Put-in-Bay and Key West on a worldwide race as rivals seek to identify and interpret pieces of a puzzle leading to Lincoln’s secret code and a valuable treasure.
For more information, visit: www.BobAdamov.com or call: 330-289-7616.
U.S. President Disappears Amidst Lake Erie Bioterrorism Crisis and
Before Renomination at the Cleveland Convention Center
(PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO – June 15, 2010) Award-winning Put-in-Bay novelist, Bob Adamov will be releasing his sixth novel, Tan Lines, in his Put-in-Bay based mystery adventure series at this year’s Cleveland Tall Ships Festival from July 7th through 11th.
Tan Lines continues the popular Emerson Moore series and Adamov’s string of Lake Erie Island best sellers which include Rainbow’s End, Pierce the Veil, When Rainbows Walk, Promised Land and The Other Side of Hell.Read More