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Jul 28 2010

The Emerald Casket by Richard Newsome

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Text, 2010. ISBN 9781921656453.
Expect a giggle in the opening pages as the author's use of description makes scenes come to life as we meet the bumbling constable from The Billionaire Trilogy. Of course, I knew I would enjoy the book when my 13 year old son was competing with me to read it. It might be aimed at teens but adults who enjoy a mystery will love it too.
The Emerald Casket is Book 2 in The Billionaire Trilogy and you don't need to have read Book 1, The Billionaire's Curse, to get involved or understand this exciting quest with 13 year old billionaire Gerald and his friends, twin siblings, Ruby and Sam. Of course, reading this one will make you want to go out and read it.
The Emerald Casket starts a few weeks after their last adventure in Book 1 and the three friends are off to India for a well earned break. The holiday soon turns into a race to discover the whereabouts of the emerald casket before their arch nemesis, Sir Mason Green, gets there. They encounter a deadly cult, discover Gerald's family tree goes back thousands of years, see the wonderful sites of India, and make new friends along the way.
From the streets of England to the bustling cities of India, the three friends discover the meaning of true friendship and teamwork as they try to stop Sir Mason Green's attempts to uncover an amazing treasure with an unknown power and with a billion dollar fortune at their disposal, anything is possible.
Kylie Kempster

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