When it comes to spies, politics, and mystery thrillers, John Grisham is one of the finest writers of our time. Camino Island follows a bunch of well-trained thugs who are set on stealing a precious "treasure" from Princeton University’s secret vault. It's priceless, and nobody could ever get their hands on it before; besides, it's insured for 25 million US dollars!
Bruce runs a pretty successful bookstore in Santa Rosa, a beautiful, serene, yet pretty slow town in Florida. At the same time, the man is a big expert on rare books and makes a lot of money by being a famous dealer. And only a select few know that sometimes he goes to the black market of "confiscated" books, artifacts, manuscripts, and everything else in between.
Mercer, a young, beautiful and struggling writer, can't find inspiration anywhere and is forced to fight writer's block with every fiber of her being. Furthermore, she was just fired from her teaching position, which makes the situation that much worse. One day, a dashing mysterious woman who works for a shady company comes to her with an unusual offer: the lady is ready to pay her a lot of money if Mercer agrees to become friends with Bruce and infiltrate his elite circle of literary buddies.
Her task is to get really close to him and figure out all of his carefully hidden secrets. However, somewhere along the day, Mercer learns more than she ever should've, and trouble comes looking for her. Will she be able to find a way out of this mess? Camino Island is a fine mystery thriller that feels like a breath of fresh air. Grisham certainly does know how to create one-of-a-kind stories.