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New Grisham novel about most daring heist in literary history

PTI | New Delhi |

American bestselling author John Grisham deals with the most daring and devastating heist in literary history at a high-security vault located deep beneath Princeton University in his new novel.

"Camino Island", published by Hachette, is the 30th novel by Grisham and will hit book stores on June 6. And there's more good news for Grisham fans: he is coming out with a legal thriller in October.

A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University's Firestone Library.

Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for USD 25 million.

Valued at USD 25 million, 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.

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 the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.

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 offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets.

But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there's trouble in paradise.