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The Crystal Code

The Crystal Code

The Billionaire Series Book 4

Richard Newsome

Gerald Wilkins, the world’s youngest billionaire, is about to get more than he expected for Christmas.

Gerald, Ruby and Sam are meeting up with Alisha and Gerald’s Australian school friend Ox for two weeks of snowboarding in the mountains of California. It’s a dream vacation.

But soon after they arrive—by helicopter, with Gerald’s butler Mr Fry at the controls, of course—the private chalet is attacked. Gerald and the gang escape through a secret passage, only to be pursued on snowmobiles by men with guns across frozen lakes and into the path of a cascading avalanche.

Could this be the work of Gerald’s nemesis Sir Mason Green, recently escaped from prison? Or is someone else behind the attack?Does the old dry cleaning ticket Gerald found amongst Green’s belongings hold the key?And how does an invitation to join the secretive Billionaire’s Club land Gerald in so much trouble?

Join Gerald and his friends in the USA, the Czech Republic and a tiny island in Sweden for a new thrilling adventure.After all, with all that money, there’s got to be more to the story.

Dhruv Singh, winner of the best Billionaire story, with author Richard Newsome

Dhruv Singh, winner of the best Billionaire story, with author Richard Newsome

Richard Newsome
About the Author

Richard Newsome lives in Brisbane with his family. He won the inaugural Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for The Billionaire’s Curse, the first book in the acclaimed Billionaire series. It was soon followed by The Emerald Casket, The Mask of Destiny, The Crystal Code, The House of Puzzles, and, finally, The Curiosity Machine,...

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Extent:
368pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
26 September 2012
ISBN:
9781922079039
AU Price:
$16.99
Themes:
adventure, mystery, friendship, wealth
Reading age:
10+
Australian
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Praise for Richard Newsome
andThe Crystal Code

‘I loved this book. I really did. Ever since I got the first book in this series, I was on the lookout for more! The characters – Gerald getting tangled up in relationships – and the plots were just fantastic.’

‘Filled with secret passageways and deadly booby traps, you’ll be on the edge of your seat!’

’Weird dreams, kidnapping, attacks by bandits, hectic chases and eerie explorations in archaeological sites…slapstick humour, verbal wit and a pervasive spirit of youthful exuberance.’

‘A rollicking good yarn.’

‘An irresistibly fun-tastic tale that’s virtually guaranteed to keep youngsters reading, chuckling and desperately waiting for the next book in the series.’

‘What do you get when you mix Tintin, James Bond, and The Famous Five together? You get Richard Newsome’s Billionaire series….The Crystal Code is Richard Newsome at his best.’

‘It has humour that is just off centre enough to appeal to children as well as a few pearls of wisdom thrown into the mix. Fans of the series will lap it up and those who haven’t read the earlier books will no doubt want to go back and read the rest. Good fun that could equally be enjoyed by anyone young at heart.’

‘Plenty of plot twists to keep readers guessing and eager for Gerald’s next adventure.’

‘Once the action begins, the novel becomes addictive to read.’

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    ISBN: 9781921961281
    26 September 2012
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