The Golden Hinde Conspiracy

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17th Century or Earlier,1960s & '70s,1980s & '90s,Contemporary,Across Centuries

John F. Morken

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In 1576, Queen Elizabeth of England ordered Captain Francis Drake on a three-year mission to pirate gold, silver, and precious jewels from King Phillip of Spain. Over 400 years later, the heirs to Drake's marauders are still fighting over a fortune.


Adventure,Crime,Detective,Drama,Mystery,Political,Historical Fiction,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

A distant relative to Father Francis Fletcher - the Drake expedition's priest, enters Conrad Olsen's law office asking for his help to locate the treasure and protect his interests. Conrad accepts and as more facts come to light through his investigation, he finds himself in peril.

Conrad Olsen exposes the worlds greatest conspiracy and is forced to choose between his family and the secret society (the Templars) that steers all of civilization.


England, Ireland, South America, Northern California and United States

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Voyage and Return,Tragedy

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

Nudity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Conrad Olsen

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Educated,Leader,Masculine,Sexy,Skillful,Funny,Sarcastic,Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Daniel Fletcher

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Tempter

Key Traits: Aspiring,Desperate,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Underdog,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Sonny Boggs

Age: 65

Gender: Male

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Faithful,Masculine,Blunt,Sarcastic,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: David Farquhar

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Crazy,Criminal,Villainous

Development Pitch

The story has adventure, conflict, and twist. The characters are imperfect and fallable but driven and believable. The subject matter is relevant and timely. The historical fiction sets a worldly tone with twists on famous persons from the past. Add in the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election with an unsolved murder where the front-runner of the Republican party is the main suspect and you have the makings of a blockbuster movie.

About The Author

John F. Morken lives in Marin County, California, north of San Francisco. He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he played rugby for the Golden Bears and studies Political Science, economics, and History. After graduating from Cal, Mr. Morken attended law school at the University of San Francisco and Oxford, England. He continued playing rugby all over the world after completing his formal education and becoming a trial attorney in San Francisco. The Golden Hinde Conspiracy is Mr. Morken's second novel and the sequel to his first novel, The Green Teas Cave.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Lulu

Year Published: 2017 - The Green Teas Cave; The Golden Hinde Conspiracy - 2019

Hard Copy Available



978-1-6847-0194-0 (sc)