Investigative reporter Emerson Moore, the hero of local author Bob Adamov's mystery novel series, works for the "Washington Post," but he always seems to stay busy close to his Put-in-Bay home.
In the latest book, "Zenobia: The Patriot Way," he's taking on human trafficking in Toledo.
Adamov will be featuring "Zenobia" when he signs books Thursday afternoon at Sawmill Creek Shops, but he'll also have copies of his other seven novels to sign, including "Sandustee," a novel with a Sandusky setting.
Adamov, 65, who lives in Wooster but spends much of his time in Lake Erie locales, says one of the best things about writing his novels is carrying out his research.
He was doing SWAT training in Naples, Fla., a couple of years ago when a sheriff's deputy brought up human trafficking. Adamov got interested in the problem and then learned that Toledo was a major hotbed for the crime.
"Zenobia" includes a forward written by Tasha Perdue, executive director of the Human Trafficking Coalition of Lucas County. Adamov worked with officials in Toledo as he researched the story.
"Sandustee" makes use of Sandusky's masonic street layout and Sandusky's Boy with the Boot statue figures in the plot of the book, which Adamov describes as a cross between "The Da Vinci Code" and "National Treasure."
Bob Adamov book signing
WHERE: Sawmill Creek Resort shops, off of Cleveland Road, west of Rye Beach Road.
WHEN: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
The signing will feature his latest mystery-thriller about investigative reporter Emerson Moore.