The Curse of Cortés

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Guy Morris

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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.



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.


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

Based on a True Story


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

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


Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available