Camino Island: A Novel
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island... show more
A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars. Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. Very few people know that he occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer’s block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable’s circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there’s trouble in paradise as only John Grisham can deliver it.
Publish date: 2017-06-06
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
By: John Grisham ISBN: 978-0385543026 Publisher: Doubleday Publication Date: 6/6/2017 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 4 Stars John Grisham returns following The Whistler landing on my Top Books of 2016 to (my Sunshine state, Florida) a small island beach town. Steering away from his typical legal th...
Camino Island by John GrishamEnjoy Mr. Grishams books for many reasons.They get me thinking, they take me to new places and I learn new things.Love this one because it deals with the publishing side of books and how a heist is pulled off quite easily.It's amazing where the manuscripts end up. Love l...
This book is about stolen rare manuscripts. Most of the plot is about a girl who went undercover to help find them. There are lots of conversations about famous authors and writing. Most of the characters are writers or collectors. It's kind of like a group of friends sitting around chilling (ta...
Camino Island, John Grisham, author, January LaVoy, narrator Mr. Grisham has written a book that will work well as a serialized television program once it is spiced up a bit with the romance and violence emphasized. Essentially, priceless manuscripts have been stolen from Princeton University by a g...
Deadly dull stuff. I couldn’t bring myself to care about any of the characters, and the main character’s moral rationalizing was frankly laughable. I’m not sure why the author even bothered telling us about any of the criminals who pulled off the heist. The plot was… well, I couldn’t bring myself to...
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