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The emerald casket / Richard Newsome.

By: Newsome, Richard.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Newsome, Richard. Billionaire trilogy: 2.; Billionaire series: bk. 2.; Newsome, Richard, Billionaire series: 2.Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Text Pub., 2010Edition: First edition.Description: 378 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781921656453 (pbk); 192165645X (pbk).Subject(s): Billionaires -- Juvenile fiction | Stealing -- Fiction | Mystery and detective stories -- Fiction | India -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's fiction.2DDC classification: [Fic.] Summary: Gerald, Ruby and Sam are on holiday in India, taking a break after all their adventures. But they're soon drawn into a desparate battle to save their friend, Alisha Gupta, from the clutches of an evil cult with connections to Gerald's family. Worse, Sir Mason Green turns up in India too, and Gerald, Sam and Ruby must race to find the emerald casket before he does. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Gerald, Sam and Ruby fly to India in Gerald's private jet for a holiday at the home of Alisha Gupta, looking forward to getting away from the exhausting business of stolen gems, bejewelled caskets, thieves and bumbling police officers. But their holiday soon turns to a desperate quest to outwit a deadly cult; it's now a fast-paced race to beat Mason Green to the Emerald Casket. Full of suspense, humour and twists and turns, The Emerald Casket is an exciting instalment in Richard Newsome's award-winning mystery trilogy.

Written by a N.Z. born author, now living in Australia.

Sequel to: The billionaires curse.

Followed by: The mask of destiny.

Gerald, Ruby and Sam are on holiday in India, taking a break after all their adventures. But they're soon drawn into a desparate battle to save their friend, Alisha Gupta, from the clutches of an evil cult with connections to Gerald's family. Worse, Sir Mason Green turns up in India too, and Gerald, Sam and Ruby must race to find the emerald casket before he does. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

For secondary school age.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-This old-fashioned adventure series continues along in its Biedermeyer-esque fashion, with many unlikely coincidences and melodramatic danger. The world's youngest billionaire, Gerald Wilkins; twins Ruby and Sam; and Indian femme fatale Alisha are on the hunt for a mysterious casket with supernatural powers. Evil Sir Mason Green, along with his murderous henchman, "the thin man," uses the children to try to steal this casket once they find it just as he did in The Billionaire's Curse (HarperCollins, 2010). They all head to India in search of a death cult that curiously shares the same symbology as Gerald's family crest. Character development is nil; new characters are introduced only to become stock figures so often found in this type of adventure, and the story is entirely plot driven. Some Australian slang will be unfamiliar to American readers.-B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Gerald Wilkins, an Australian kid billionaire, finds himself inadvertently hunting another ancient relic with his sleuthing friends, twins Ruby and Sam, in the second installment of the Archer Legacy series. While learning more about his family and their long-held secrets, Gerald, who has barely acclimated to his inherited wealth in England, accepts an invitation to visit the gem-collecting Gupta family in India. Marketplaces, temples, old forts, and tombs provide lots of places to get into and out of tight spots and fight off a bevy of villains, who are also intent on finding the titular casket. A fun romp for action-loving readers.--Cruze, Karen Copyright 2010 Booklist

Horn Book Review

Recently minted kid billionaire Gerald Wilkins (The Billionaire's Curse) knows that his legacy includes secrecy and danger. Now he learns new information that sends him to India on a search for one of three powerful caskets. This installment has plenty of action, and it spends enough time on characters' relationships to make readers care about the story's outcome. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Book Review

Billionaire's Curse (2010), but 13-year-old Gerald and his squabbling twin sidekicks Sam and Ruby aren't giving up. Here they get a taste of the luxury an estate worth 20 billion brings while jetting off to India in high style to claim a second magical artifact before (presumed) murderer and all-around bad guy Mason Green can reach it. Laying broad hints that All Is Not as It Seemsor, as several characters repeatedly whisper, "Nothing is certain."Newsome again crafts a lighter-than-air caper. It's all heavily dependent on contrived clues, blundering or oblivious adults, chaperones who consistently vanish just before attackers arrive, conveniently spotty communications, lurid visions and massive gems that evidently sit around for the taking. The pace never lets up, though, and along with learning a bit more about the 1,600-year-long secret that Gerald's family has been charged with keeping, the young folk survive multiple kidnappings, escapes, chases and life-threatening mishaps. Inevitably they face off with Green again, here inside an ancient Indian temple prone to sudden massive floods. Fans of 39 Cluesstyle adventures will be swept along. (illustrations not seen) (Adventure. 11-14)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.