About the Author

         Bob LiVolsi's Public Offerings is a winner of the Writers League of Texas prestigious manuscript contest for best thriller. He was also a finalist in the same competition for best narrative non-fiction. Bob started his career as a journalist and was managing editor of the Daily Kent Stater at Kent State University. There, he won the Sears Congressional Internship for his investigative coverage of racial tension on campus.  A former high tech executive on executive teams that took two companies public, Bob applied his experiences

       Bob lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and two daughters. He is currently writing Courtship of Innocence, the sequel to Public Offerings series, bringing back many of the characters from the original.

What is a Serial Novel?

In the spirit of the great serials of early cinema and the serials found in modern graphic novels, Public Offerings is offered in four parts (or in a single complete volume). While each is in many ways a complete book in itself, each of the first three books ends in a cliffhanger. 

 in the mercenary world of high-stakes investment to Public Offerings. As a vice president with Hewlett Packard and in his roles in building new companies, he traveled the world, partnering with large corporations, governments and other international organizations. Bob also has advised a vaccine research company. His support of missions in sub-Saharan Africa and Central America brought him closer to the day-to-day challenges presented by disease, poverty and tyranny. In the mid-1990s, he began online communication with a missionary priest in Sierra Leone where he learned about the horrors there not yet reported in the western press. The priest disappeared and was assumed killed. He became the inspiration for Fr. Jim Reilly in Public Offerings.


One of the best thriller books in years, this political and psychological thriller should be one of the top fiction books in the thriller genre for a long time to come.