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Camino Island - John Grisham

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Published: 6th June 2017
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All trails became dead-ends. Tips that had at first seemed urgent now faded away. The waiting game began. Whoever had the manuscripts would want money, and a lot of it. They would surface eventually, but where and when, and how much would they want?

The most daring and devastating heist in literary history targets a high security vault located deep beneath Princeton University.

Valued at $25 million (though some would say priceless) the five manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald's only novels are amongst the most valuable in the world. After an initial flurry of arrests, both they and the ruthless gang of thieves who took them have vanished without trace.

Dealing in stolen books is a dark business, and few are initiated to its arts - which puts Bruce Kable right on the FBI's Rare Asset Recovery Unit's watch list.

A struggling writer burdened by debts, Mercer Mann spent summers on Florida's idyllic Camino Island as a kid, in her grandmother's beach cottage. Now she is being made an offer she can't refuse: to return to the peace of the island, to write her novel - and get close to a certain infamous bookseller, and his interesting collection of manuscripts . . .

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Camino Island
 
4.0

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5.0

A good read.

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from Helensvale, Queensland.

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      • Gift
      • Older Readers

      Comments about Camino Island:

      I have not read this book. Was bought as a gift because I enjoy John Grisham's stories.Friend greatly enjoyed it and i hope to borrow it soon!

       
      5.0

      Classic GRISHMAN.

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      from Sydney NSW

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

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        Comments about Camino Island:

        As stated before just started but if the story continues it's going to be a great book.
        Another Grisham classic.

         
        3.0

        I would not buy this book again

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        from Central North Coast

        About Me Bookworm

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        • Well Written

        Cons

        • Not the Author's Best
        • Not What I expected

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        • Travel Reading

        Comments about Camino Island:

        John Grisham is a good writer and the story is different but this novel is not one of his best. It slowed down in the middle and I was surprised and disappointed by the ending. I would not describe it as a thriller because it lacked tension.

         
        3.0

        Not one of his better ones!

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        from Brisbane Australia

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        • Well Written

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        • Not What I Expected

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        Comments about Camino Island:

        Great beginning and end but thought the middle was there just to fill in the gap

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        It's not often that bookish readers are a thriller's target audience so this one is very welcome. * Literary Review * Grisham shows charm, wit and a light touch. * The Times * This story take you into the dark underworld of the black market for rare books. Think Da Vince Code meets Sherlock Holmes. * Sun * The gripping plot will have you devouring the chapters in such a frantic fashion you'll begin to wonder if you are somehow complicit in this perfect crime * Heat * A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer romance, with a fascinatingly ambiguous central character * The Sunday Times *

        John Grisham

        One day at the Dessoto County courthouse, John Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

        That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career - and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.

        Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction.

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        ISBN: 9781473663732
        ISBN-10: 1473663733
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 304
        Published: 6th June 2017
        Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.2
        Weight (kg): 0.4
        Edition Number: 1