Award-winning Put-in-Bay novelist Bob Adamov will be signing copies of his sixth novel, “Tan Lines,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 4 at Joseph Wise Fine Clocks in Lakeside.
“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.”
In “Tan Lines,” something is killing the perch in Lake Erie. Is it bioterrorism or a new fish kill virus? When the United States president and the Canadian Prime Minister visit the Lake Erie islands 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. 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 on 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. His escape route takes him through Lakeside Marine, Lakeside, Joseph Wise Fine Clocks and Marblehead.
“I’ve been a fan of Lakeside for years and it was fun to write in the scenes at the Clock Shop with Joe and Cindy when the U.S. President appeared unexpectedly at the back door. The witty exchange between the three of them captured Joe’s stoicism and Cindy’s excitement. Joe and Cindy have been wonderful friends and it was a privilege to feature them,” the author said.
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival in Key West. He was 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.
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 convention 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” and “Whiteout.” The screenplay is currently being revised. A screenplay is under development on “Tan Lines.”
Adamov is planning on a fall 2012 release for his next novel, “Sanduste,” which takes readers from Put-in-Bay 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 information, visit www.BobAdamov.com or call 330-289-7616.