Emma Goldsmith, Graduate Gemologist, would be satisfied to spend all her time playing working with the diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and other gems that are the main part of her job. Unfortunately, the world of gems is infested with greed, corruption, danger, dishonesty, and a few other problems. And Emma keeps stumbling over dead bodies.
Her parents divorced because her father is a successful jewel thief, she’s being courted by a police officer and an FBI agent, and her best friends are another gemologist and a model with poor taste in men.
Thank goodness for Topaz, a rescue cat with an inexplicable fondness for gemstones. She doesn’t talk or solve crimes but is always sweet and cuddly. And in the middle of things.