Playing for Keeps (Google eBook)

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 18, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 208 pages
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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. 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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User Review  - Jim53 - LibraryThing

Picked this up as part of collecting mysteries that use bridge, but it doesn't. Sixteen-year-old Rose is invited by her grandmother to join her on a cruise on which grandma is playing bridge. While ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily Maurer - Goodreads

at the end it left so many questions unanswered, for that reason I think the book could have been better. for example what happens to the boy does he get an alibi or is he sent back k to the country ... Read full review

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Joan Lowery Nixon is the author of over 130 books for young readers and has been called “the grande dame of young adult mysteries.”

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