The Last Conquistador

Michael Elias 1571835740219



Michael Elias

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When Nina Ramierez, a Peruvian archeologist, unearths the skeleton of an Inca girl and the body of a missing boy, both wearing the same outfit, the deep dark secrets of the Inca Empire aren’t so secret anymore. With a Latino FBI Agent who may be related to Pizarro - they embark on a mission to find a lost Inca city in the Amazon - that may still be alive. "History, mythology, and romance in an exotic thriller with heart-stopping suspense. An unforgettable journey." Aimee Lieu



Short Summary

A US Embassy worker's child is kidnapped. An FBI agent is called in from Washington. He reunites with a former lover, a Peruvian anthropologist. A tip leads them to the search for a lost Inca city that may be a key to the location of the city.

They find a child who claims to have escaped from the Inca city. He leads them back, they find the children, about to be sacrificed, with the aid of Inca soldiers they overthrow the corrupt and fanatical leader of the city and return the children to their parents.


Lima, Cuzco, the Amazon jungle.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Adam Palma

Age: 30s-early 40s

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Heroic,Honorable,Sexy,Skillful,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Nina Ramirez

Age: 30s

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Educated,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Quiso

Age: 12-14

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Confident,Engaging,Modest,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Inca High Priest

Age: 40s-50s

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Crazy,Criminal,Villainous,Visionary,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

Our story starts with Nina a Peruvian archeologist who is taking a group of students on a dig to what they hope is an Inca Burial site. What they discover is a site where the Inca Indians sacrificed one of their children to the gods. They unearth the body of a little girl who was sacrificed approximately 500 years before. But when they unearth a second body that is when things turn criminal. The second body of a child who was sacrificed is unearthed, but this child was just recently killed. How can that be? Is someone copying the ancient Inca traditions? Nina and her students are thrust into a situation that they didn't really want. In the meantime, several children are being kidnapped through the country of Peru. One is a local U.S. Embassy employees son, one is a schoolgirl and one happens to be the only son of a local Drug Lord with the Cartel. Why these children? Who kidnapped them? Where were they taken? Enter Adam, an FBI hostage rescue specialist. He is sent to Peru to help bring back the son of the embassy employee. But low and behold he also has a love interest from the past with the Peruvian Archeologist. The story is going to weave back and forth from the here and now to the ancient history of the Inca's. Is it going to turn out that there are still Inca Indians living in the lost city of the Inca's? Are they still sacrificing children to the gods? Are they also

About The Author

Michael Elias grew up in Woodbourne, a small town in upstate New York. After graduating from St. John’s College, he moved to New York City and acted in The Living Theatre, La Mama and Caffe Chino and The Judson Poets Theatre. In Hollywood, Elias wrote screenplays and television; The Jerk, The Frisco Kid, Young Doctors in Love, and Lush Life starring Forrest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum. At Warner Bros. he and Rich Eustis created the hit sit-com Head of the Class. Paul Mazursky directed Elias’ play The Catskill Sonata. The Los Angeles Weekly named it number one on its list of ten best plays for 2007. His novel The Last Conquistador was published by Open Road Media. Elias divides his time between Los Angeles and Paris with his wife Bianca Roberts. He has one son, Frederick Elias (1992), from his marriage to Laraine Mestman, as well as three stepsons and a grandson. He is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on its Foreign Language Committee.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,13-17,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Spanish speaking.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Open Road Media

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available