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(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Rosie accompanies her grandmother, Glory, on a Caribbean cruise and becomes involved in a shipboard mystery. Irritated that Glory is trying to be a matchmaker by encouraging a romance with Neil, Rosie falls in love with Cuban exile Ricky Urbino who is a stowaway on the ship. She and Neil cooperate in an attempt to clear Ricky of a murder for which he was falsely accused. Rosie convinces Neil and their new friend Julieta to help hide Ricky from immigration authorities until they reach Miami where he can safely ask for political asylum.