Packy Noonan was a thief who stole a bunch of money and ended up in jail. Twelve years later , he was released on parole ...he had a plan to recover some diamonds he put in a blue spruce tree 13 years ago and was anxious to get out of the country and live his life in Brazil for the rest of his life . His plan didn't turn out the way he had dreamed ..... This same spruce tree was destined to be at the Rockefeller Center for the Christmas Tree Lighting in New York! I thought it was a funny, suspenseful, adventure packed mystery that I would recommend to anyone for the holidays. I loved this book!