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Playing for keeps

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Rosie can't believe her good luck. Her grandmother, Glory, needs a last-minute roommate for a cruise to the Caribbean. But Glory doesn't really need a companion--she's eager for Rosie to meet her friend's grandson, Neil, a brainy guy full of facts about baseball. Once Rosie is aboard the ship, though, someone else catches her eye--a boy her own age, who introduces himself as Ricky Diago. But after the ship sails, Rosie only sees Ricky's uncle, Mr. Diago. What's even stranger is that Neil could swear that Mr. Diago is actually a famous Cuban baseball player for the Cincinnati Reds. Then after a day's excursion, Rosie is approached by another boy who claims he's Ricky Diago. She's certain he's not the person she met before. Suddenly Rosie finds herself caught in a high-stakes adventure of international intrigue with life-or-death consequences. Who is the real Ricky Diago? And how far is Rosie willing to go to help him?
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Grouping Title playing for keeps
Grouping Author nixon joan lowery
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-03-06 23:22:00PM
Last Indexed 2020-08-04 01:05:55AM

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subject_facet Caribbean Area -- Fiction
Cruise ships -- Fiction
Mystery and detective stories
Refugees -- Fiction
title_display Playing for keeps
title_full Playing for keeps / Joan Lowery Nixon
title_short Playing for keeps
topic_facet Cruise ships
Mystery and detective stories