A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, impossible to resist.
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 unsavory ventures.
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 monetary offer convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Cable's circle of literary friends, to get close to the ringleader, to discover his secrets.
But soon Mercer learns far too much, and there's trouble in paradise--as only John Grisham can deliver it.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I don't think it would have been possible for me to not like this book.
We have a gang of thieves who stole very valuable original transcripts of some classic books. Then we have an enigmatic, boisterous book keeper who may or may not be a criminal. Then we have the struggling writer who worms her way into a world she wasn't ready for.
This book is exciting, intriguing, and fun. I read this book in almost no time at all. I couldn't put it down. I almost didn't want it to end. The characters are fun and quirky. The mystery keeps you on your toes. The book isn't too deep where you get lost in the muck.
I can't wait to get my hands on the next book. I want to see what these characters get themselves into next. It's sure to be more quirky, mysterious fun.