Copyright laws are to go into effect on both sides of the Atlantic. Bookaneers are book pirates who steal from authors, booksellers, current owners and give to buyers who have hired them. It is learned that Robert Louis Stevenson is dying and working on his seemingly last book and the most elite bookaneers are after the book.
I loved this book. How imaginative! I like the glimpse into Stevenson's life in Samoa. I also like how the story is told--past and present (present being 1890's.) Characters abound--all flawed. I rooted for Davenport but was shocked by all their endings. Excellent storytelling. I was grabbed from the beginning and held on for the ride. A keeper!