About Bob Adamov
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. The Great Midwest Book festival and the Indie Awards.
He was a guest author at the 2008, 2010 & 2017 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 new novel, Flight, was released in May 2019. 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, Tan Lines, Sandustee, Zenobia, Missing, Golden Torpedo and Chincoteague Calm.
Adamov is crafting another novel, Assateague Dark, which deals with Moore investigating drug trafficking on the Delmarva peninsula as he returns to Chincoteague Island.
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, head for South Bass Island and take the Miller Ferry. 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