(PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO – July 29, 2020) Award-winning island author Bob Adamov has released his thirteenth mystery adventure novel, Assateague Dark. It completes his Chincoteague trilogy which led with Chincoteague Calm and Flight.
Assateague Dark continues the popular and growing Emerson Moore series created by Adamov in 2002. His string of island bestsellers includes Rainbow’s End, Pierce the Veil, When Rainbows Walk, Promised Land, The Other Side of Hell, Tan Lines, Sandustee, Zenobia, Missing, Golden Torpedo, Chincoteague Calm and Flight. His writing style has been compared to bestselling authors Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy.
The Story in Brief – Assateague Dark
Investigative reporter Emerson Moore heads to Chincoteague Island to recover from physical and mental wounds brought on by his near-death escape in Cuba. He decides to ponder his future and rest quietly in the home of legendary Chincoteague Island duck carver Roe “Duc-Man” Terry, but his peaceful idyll is disrupted when he becomes embroiled in a drug trafficking operation on the Delmarva Peninsula.
With the help of Roe Terry and Chuck “Big Daddy” Meier, Moore’s investigation unearths information that results in a lethal confrontation with drug lord Max Steiner at Steiner’s Kings Creek waterfront fortress in Cape Charles. Moore accompanies the Drug Task Force on several raids in hopes of building a case that will stick against the slippery Steiner, but the closer he comes to nailing Steiner, the odds stacked against him become deadly.
Accustomed to perilous working conditions, Moore must leverage every bit of his skill and fearless daring to survive as he finds himself one foot in the grave…especially when he ends up unceremoniously dumped into a sealed coffin. Will he be able to escape, or will this be the end of Mr. Emerson Moore?
Set on Virginia’s Delmarva Peninsula, the plot includes the annual Chincoteague Pony Swim; a lethal encounter in a Cape Charles restaurant; and shoot-outs near Accomac, Ocean City and the Redeye Fishing Club, plus an ensemble of spirited reprobates. Assateague Dark is filled with pulse-pounding, non-stop excitement and high stakes action.
The book is available at Rayfield’s Pharmacy in Cape Charles and several Chincoteague locations including Sundial Books, Duc-Man Decoys, Pony Tails and the Museum of Chincoteague. Autographed copies with free shipping are also available at www.BobAdamov.com.
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival in Key West and named as one of Publish Ohio’s favorite authors in 2020. He was named Writer of the Year (2010) in regional competition sponsored by the University of Akron’s Wayne College. Adamov’s first novel – Rainbow’s End – 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 several were named as top novels in northeast Ohio by the Akron Beacon Journal. Adamov’s novels additionally have won awards at the Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival, New York Book Festival, the Indie Awards, Great Midwest Book Festival and Florida Book Festival.
“Bob Adamov is a superb craftsman of hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat mystery adventures…” – Midwest Book Review
A Kent State University graduate, Adamov resides in Wooster, Ohio. He often can be seen in Put-in-Bay, Key West, Chincoteague Island and the Cayman Islands with his scuba diving, boating and treasure hunting friends. He had worked for an Arlington, Virginia-based defense contractor in the intelligence sector.
Novels in the Works
Adamov is drafting a novel out of the Emerson Moore series titled Memory Layne. It focuses on a retired Miller Ferry captain who lives at the Catawba dock. Then Adamov returns to the series with Sunset Blues.
For more information or to have Adamov speak at your event, visit: www.BobAdamov.com or call: 330-289-7616. Follow Adamov on Facebook.