The Curse of Cortés

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ACTION EPIC SUSPENSE/THRILLER ROMANCE HORROR

2000s,Contemporary

Guy Morris

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Logline

A modern day epic action-thriller that weaves layers of TRUE historical mysteries of the Inquisition, pirate plunder and the Maya calendar. An abandoned billion dollar plunder. A forgotten sacred pilgrimage. A cursed family legacy. An epic thriller over 12,900 years in the making.

Genre

Action,Epic,Suspense/Thriller,Romance,Horror

Short Summary

Orphaned island tour guide Sophia Martinez discovers odd relics after an earthquake link to a 300 year family legacy of dementia, disappearance and death. A corrupt museum alerts a Mayan prophecy psychopath who kills a loved one pushing Sophia to find lost relative with a key to the cursed enigma.


After days of deadly pursuit, Sophia and relatives discover a lost pilgrimage to the origins of the Maya creation myth, and the plunder of Panama. After narrow escape from killer, and an ocean sinkhole collapse the family survivors are rescued before disaster strikes. A year later a wedding wraps.

Setting

Roatan Island, Cozumel Island, Mexico City, UCLA, airports, Los Pinos

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Quest,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Other,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Sexual Abuse, Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Sophia Martinez

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Underdog,Insecure,Complex,Empathetic,Honorable,Naive,Modest,Sexy,Outspoken,Charming,Adventurous,Faithful,Manipulative,Secretive,Religious

Additional Character Details

Name: Miguel Martinez

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Underdog,Blunt,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Decisive,Confident,Sarcastic,Faithful,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Juan Pere de Menendez

Age: 56

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Crazy,Criminal,Engaging,Greedy,Villainous,Narcisstic,Visionary,Secretive,Power Hungry,Skillful,Sophisticated,Manipulative,Lone Wolf,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Hansen Brunk

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Modest,Sexy,Patriotic,Religious,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Funny,Skillful,Selfless,Charming,Confident,Decisive

Development Pitch

A modern day ensemble epic action-mystery-thriller filled with history, archaeology, paranormal, humor and romance. Layers of TRUE historical mysteries collide on Roatan island. A 1531 Spanish massacre that ended a mysterious pilgrimage A 1565 Inquisition quest for the lost library of a Mayan prophet A 1672 abandoned billion dollar plunder of Morgan with 450 souls lost forever A 1911 Mitchell Hedges claim of finding Atlantis, and then gold Three hundred years later, Sophia Martinez discovers odd relics hidden within a 200-year Roatan Island family home that reopens a legacy of disappearance, dementia and death. At the center of the mystery is a bloody log book written by an insane Inquisition executioner named Cortés. With a Mayan prophecy psychopath in pursuit, Sophia will need the help of lost relatives to uncover a sacred pilgrimage to the origins of the Mayan creation myth. Time is running out to decode the macabre enigma and escape the deadly necropolis or they too will vanish without a trace – and an apocalypse will unleash on live television.

About The Author

Guy Morris is a successful businessman, thought leader, adventurer, inventor, and published composer. During college, Guy was influenced by men of the Renaissance who were fluent in business, science, politics and the arts. After growing up on the streets, he earned grad school scholarships for his innovative macroeconomic models, and won numerous innovation awards throughout his career. His first novel, an action-espionage thriller entitled SWARM won a KIRKUS review recommendation awarded to less than 10% of indie authors. With three degrees and thirty-six years of executive-level experience in energy & high tech firms, Guy's thrillers bend the fine line between truth and fiction with a sardonic wit. ​Producer-Creator -During 1996, Guy produced an interactive espionage and AI webisode series that won a number of awards, an option by AOL and an unexpected visit from the FBI. The series featured an artificial intelligence which had escaped NSA laboratories, and it turns out, top-secret. The Curse of Cortés pulls from the authors personal experiences in the Caribbean including a run-in with a Zeta cartel thug featured in Cortés.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: GUY MORRIS BOOKS

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

978-1-7357286-3-6