Bob Adamov is an American mystery adventure writer whose stories are based in the Lake Erie South Bass Island resort town of Put-in-Bay, the “Key West of the Midwest.” His novels follow the adventures of Washington Post investigative reporter, Emerson Moore, and are written in the style of Adamov’s favorite author, Clive Cussler.
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Days’ Literary Festival in Key West and named 2010′s Writer of the Year by the University of Akron’s Wayne College.
His first novel, Rainbow’s End, was a finalist as the top fiction novel for the 2003 Great Lakes Book Award competition that was won by the Pulitzer Prize-winner, Middlesex.
All of 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.
He was a guest author at the 2008 & 2010 Clive Cussler Collectors Society Convention where he met his hero, Clive Cussler, and toured his car collection. Mr. Cussler endorsed Adamov’s fifth book – “The Other Side of Hell is a great read!”
“Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures…” – Midwest Book Review
Adamov’s favorite authors included Mark Twain, Ian Fleming, Jack Higgins, and Alistair MacLean. He strives to emulate his most favorite author, Clive Cussler, and created a character similar to Cussler’s Dirk Pitt.
Adamov’s writing style has been compared to that of popular author Clive Cussler by Jerry Bruckheimer’s team who also suggested that Adamov’s protagonist was a potential franchise hero like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Cussler’s Dirk Pitt.
His next novel, Sandustee, will be released in February 2013 as an eBook on Amazon. The hard cover will be released in May 2013. It 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, The Other Side of Hell and Tan Lines.
Adamov is crafting another novel, Zenobia, which is a prequel with a young Emerson Moore caught in the turmoil of the Serbian Croatian War in 1991. He is also drafting Missing, which deals with Moore covering the trial and escape of an organized crime boss in Chicago.
Adamov, a Kent State University grad, had worked for an Arlington, Virginia-based defense contractor in the intelligence sector. He is a seasoned executive with an extensive background in human resources, public relations, investor relations, finance and crisis management with several major northeast Ohio companies. Prior to the publishing of his first novel, Rainbow’s End, Adamov’s writing focused primarily in the business environment.
From his home base in Wooster, Ohio, located about 60 miles south of Cleveland, Adamov, a Kent State University graduate, and his wife, Cathy, often traveled to the Lake Erie islands in his award-winning, bright yellow 1939 Packard street rod. He could often be seen selling books out of the trunk as he rode the Miller Ferry across to South Bass Island. He also spends time in Key West and the Cayman Islands with his scuba diving and treasure hunting friends.
Adamov’s long time friend and legendary Put-in-Bay singer/songwriter/comedian Mike “Mad Dog” Adams wrote a new song entitled The Other Side of Hell. It is included on his 11-song CD which is included in each copy of the book.
“Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures!” – Midwest Book Review