Gina Gallo is a gemologist who would like nothing better than to run her little jewelry shop. Unfortunately she's also "the Goddaughter," and, as she tells her new friend Pete, "you don't get to choose your relatives." And you can't avoid them when you live in Hamilton and they more or less run the place. When Gina bumps into Pete at the Art Gallery Gala, sparks fly. So do bullets, when her cousin Tony is taken down by rival mobsters from New York. It turns out Tony was carrying a load of hot gems in the heel of his shoe. When Gina is reluctantly recruited to carry the rocks back to Buffalo, the worst happens: they get stolen. Pete and Gina have no choice but to steal them back, even though philandering politicians, shoe fetishists, and a trio of inept goons stand in their way. It's all in a day's work, when you're the Goddaughter.
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|Grouped Work ID||a3a70e06-4350-33a5-0936-8363d195357a|
|author||Campbell, Melodie, 1955-|
|available_at_school||Stratford STEM High|
|detailed_location_school||Stratford High - Teen Fiction|
|display_description||A young gemologist who happens to be related to the local mob is reluctantly recruited to smuggle diamonds across the border with hilarious consequences.|
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|owning_location_school||Stratford STEM High|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000616564|Book|Books||English|Raven Books,|2012.|134 p. ; 19 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Diamond smuggling -- Fiction, Gemologists -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Organized crime -- Fiction|
|title_full||The goddaughter / Melodie Campbell|
|topic_facet||Diamond smuggling, Gemologists, Organized crime|