In Camino Island a group of thieves make off with priceless, hand-written manuscripts. The owner is hesitant to alert the world fearing that the writings will disappear forever. The authorities act fast and apprehend many of the criminals, but not all and not the manifests. Fast-forward to the tiny, Florida town of Santa Rosa where a popular bookstore owner dabbles in rare books. Could he have obtained the manuscripts? A struggling novelist who has roots on the island is convinced to go undercover.
“Life was indeed good. Less than twenty-four hours earlier, they were on the campus, hiding in the dark, nervous as hell but also loving the thrill of the chase. Their plan had worked to perfection, they had the priceless manuscripts, and soon they would have the cash. That transfer would not be easy, but they would deal with it later.”
This is a light summer read by John Grisham with some twists and turns. It won’t keep you up at night turning pages, but it was enjoyable.