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Camino Island

Camino Island

The sensational new thriller from bestselling author John Grisham.

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ISBN 9781473663725
Barcode 9781473663725
Published 20 June 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Grisham, John

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ISBN-13 9781473663725
ISBN-10 1473663725
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publication Date 20 June 2017
International Publication Date 6 June 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Grisham, John
Category Adventure / Thriller
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 536g
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 730287

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A bewitching blend of high-stakes spying mission and summer romance, with a fascinatingly ambiguous central character The Sunday Times 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade, specialising in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. One day, 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.His next novel, The Firm, spent 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and became the bestselling novel of 1991. Since then, he has written one novel a year, including The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and The Runaway Jury.Today, Grisham has written a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction, three sports novels, five kids' books, and many legal thrillers. His work has been translated into 42 languages. He lives near Charlottesville, Virginia.

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