“Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures…” - Midwest Book Review

Missing by Bob Adamov


Missing by Bob Adamov

From Put-in-Bay to Detroit to Grosse Ile to Cedar Key to Wooster to Northeast Ohio

Ace Put-in-Bay-based investigative reporter EMERSON MOORE has the tables cruelly turned on him following the murder trial and conviction of Detroit mobster, JIMMY DIAMONDS. During a wildly daring prison van hijacking and go-fast boat escape on the Detroit River, Moore incurs a severe head injury during a gun battle. When the getaway boat is found abandoned on Lake Erie, Moore is missing.

That’s not all that’s missing. When Diamonds learns that Moore’s memory is missing, he convinces Moore that he’s Manny Elias, one of organized crime’s top hitmen. Moore/Elias is whisked to the backwaters of Cedar Key, Florida by Mafioso FAT FREDDY FABRIZIO to be "retrained" in the art of killing. Moore/Elias later surfaces in Ohio where Diamonds uses him to take revenge on former criminal associates in Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland and Chagrin Falls.

Completing one deadly assignment after another, Moore/Elias is unable to reveal his identity to a beautiful woman he befriends near his Wooster hideout. A confrontation with rival hitman SANTORO at a Lake Erie marina leads to the eventual death of one person who holds the key to Elias’ true identity.

The novel is fast-moving and action-packed. It shows emotional turmoil as Moore/Elias struggles with the trauma of his memory loss and an inherent ethical dilemma with cold-blooded murder. It’s further complicated when two of Moore’s ex-SEAL buddies, MIKE "MAD DOG" ADAMS and SAM DUNCAN, find themselves in the cross hairs of Moore’s weapon and Moore/Elias is ordered to kill them in what is another exciting showdown and satisfying finish to a complex series of twists and turns.

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Award Winning Ohio Mystery Adventure Author

Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival - Featured Speaker
2010 Writer of the Year
Clive Cussler Collectors Convention Speaker

Great Midwest Book Festival
Florida Book Festival
New York Book Festival
Hollywood Book Festival
London Book Festival
Indie Awards
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Book Reviews

Zenobia "Honorable Mention“ - Florida Book Festival – “Honorable Mention!” – Great Midwest Book Festival - This is a serious hard boiled thriller in the same style of writing as Clive Cussler... - Lynn Parker at - Named as One of the Best mystery books for book clubs for 2015 by Lynn Farris of

Sandustee “Rated 5 Stars - Sandustee is a thriller! ”- Midwest Book Review - “A globe-hopping adventure.” – Akron Beacon Journal – “Honorable Mention!” – Great Midwest Book Festival

Tan 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!” –

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

Promised Land “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

Rainbow’s End “2003 Great Lakes Book Award Finalist!” – Great Lakes Booksellers Association “Rated 5 Stars…Highly Recommended!”- Midwest Book Review

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Music by: Mike "Mad Dog" Adams

Songs "The Other Side of Hell" and "Down in Key West" are performed by Put-in-Bay entertainer Mike "Mad Dog" Adams and are on the CD included with the purchase of The Other Side of Hell novel!