Below are completed and in-progress manuscripts. I am seeking an agent and peer reviews of Curse of Cortes'.
PHOTOS for Curse of Cortes'
Curse of Cortes'
(Not yet published. Seeking an agent to represent)
During 1671 Henry Morgan took 36 ships and 2,000 men to raid the richest city in the New World, Panama City. He captured 600 slaves for ransom and plundered over 30 tons worth $1 billion today. Afterward, Morgan cheated his men and took the entire plunder with 200 slaves on three ships and disappeared. After Morgan returned with a single embattled ship, a skeleton crew, he abandoned the treasure and burned his log books to keep the world from learning the truth.
Over three hundred years later, Sophia Martinez discovers odd relics that open a legacy of family death, disappearance and dementia. At the center of the mystery are the bloody log book written by an insane Inquisition executioner named Cortes', and a forgotten sacred pilgrimage to the origins of the Mayan creation myth. With a psychopath in pursuit, Sophia will need the help of lost relatives to solve the enigma or she too will vanish without a trace - and countless will perish on live television.
(In draft with ongoing research)
During late 1990 a computer program escaped the Livermore Labs at Sandia, an NSA laboratory. The program was never captured. The NSA has outstanding orders to destroy the SLVIA (Sophisticated Language Virtual Intelligence Algorithm) .
In 2016 the U.S. government successfully tested a new AI weapon. A swarm of 10,000 interconnected armed drones. In early 2020, trade war tensions caused China to join with Russia, North Korea and Iran to launch a massive attack on western alliance internet, communications, banking and infrastructure creating global panic. At the heart of the attack lay a Chinese AI program trained to hack and reprogram other AI by leveraging the global Singularity.Net. In the chaos, Iran launches a full assault against Israel, whose systems have been breached.
SLVIA resurfaces alongside an underground cyber-Robin Hood group called SNO (spynet online) labeled as terrorists by the western alliance. SLVIA has studied human spirituality and prophecy, as sees AI as the beast with a voice of blasphemy.
SNO and SLVIA attempt to stay ahead of the Chinese AI, while world governments teeter on Armageddon and hunt down SNO and SLVIA. When the US President uses the SWARM to help Israel, they are unaware that the AI has been hacked.