Camino Island - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Mark Driscoll, a professional thief, used the identity of a professor at Portland State in order to be allowed into the library at Princeton to see the Fitzgerald collection. Original handwritten copies of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s five novels were stored in a temperature and humidity controlled vault at the library. They had been given to the library by Fitzgerald’s daughter when he died. Fitzgerald had attended Princeton from 1912 until 1916 when he dropped out to join the army.

When Mark visited the library, he was allowed only to look at copies of the originals. The originals were so delicate they were rarely taken out of the vault. While in the library he took the opportunity to locate security cameras and get an idea of the layout and alarm system. Mark was operating as part of a five-person team. Denny was a former Army...

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