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Robert N. Macomber is an award-winning and internationally recognized author, lecturer, and TV commentator. His Honor Series of naval thrillers cover the career of a fictional American naval officer, Peter Wake, which starts in 1863, during the Civil War. From 1882 to the end of his career in 1908, Wake serves in America’s first espionage agency, the Office of Naval Intelligence. Mr. Macomber’s novels illuminate the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country into a global power.

The Honor Series has readers across North America and Europe, and has garnered acclaim from critics, authors, and readers. The tenth book in the series, Honorable Lies, set in 1888 Havana, came out in October 2012 to rave reviews and was an best-seller. The newest novel, Honors Rendered, set in the South Pacific in 1889, comes out in September 2013, with a 40 event book tour from Maine to Key West.

There are 22 novels planned for the Honor Series.

The novels and awards of the Honor Series are:

At the Edge of Honor

2003 Patrick D. Smith Literary Award for Best Historical Novel of Florida

Point of Honor

2004 John Esten Cooke Literary Award for Best Work in Southern Fiction

Honorable Mention

A Dishonorable Few

An Affair of Honor

A Different Kind of Honor

American Library Association’s
 2008 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction
The highest national award and monetary prize in the genre

The Honored Dead

The Darkest Shade of Honor

Honor Bound

Honorable Lies

Honors Rendered

As well as the aforementioned awards, Robert N. Macomber is the recipient of the 2001 Florida Genealogical Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his non-fiction magazine and newspaper work on Florida’s maritime history, was selected as Florida Monthly Magazine’s Most Intriguing Author of 2006, and named Grand Marshal of Florida’s 2013 Edison Pageant of Light Parade. 

Mr. Macomber annually lectures around the world as guest author aboard ships such as the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, the Silver Sea Line, and the Seabourn Line. He has been a naval history lecturer for the American History Forum and the Civil War Education Association, and has spoken at historical and academic venues around the United States. His lectures span 43 maritime and literary topics. He has appeared in many Florida PBS maritime history documentaries, and has been a featured author at state, regional, and international book festivals.

In addition to his other work, Mr. Macomber is a defense consultant. He is an annual lecturer in the Distinguished Military Author Series at the Center for Army Analysis at Fort Belvoir, near Washington D.C., and has been a Distinguished Lecturer at the U.S. Southern Command, the U.S. European Command in Germany, and for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe at NATO Headquarters in Belgium. He has also lectured at the Office of Naval Intelligence, the West Point Society, the Military Officers Association of the United States, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, and various other government and military organizations.

When not traveling the world on research, lecture, or book signing journeys, Mr. Macomber lives quietly at The Boat House, an old fisherman’s home along Monroe Canal in the port of St. James at the southern end of Pine Island, on the same Southwest Florida coast where he grew up. For more about the man, his work, and the critical acclaim, visit


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