In 1672, Henry Morgan took 36 ships and 2,000 men to sack Panama City for a $1 billion plunder and 600 slaves. Afterward, Morgan cheated his men, disappearing with nearly the entire treasure, and 200 slaves on three ships never to be seen again. Morgan alone survived as a haunted man who hid away in drunken debauchery, and burned his log books to keep the world from learning the terrifying truth. True story.
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.
KIRKUS REVIEWS wrote: Morris, the author of Swarm (2020), brings an intricate and thrilling plot to life . . . well cast with an array of dynamic characters. A taut adventure, but, as it dives deeper into Sophia’s story, it offers a deeply human tragedy. 3. A thriller novel made more compelling by the real emotion at its center. There’s a sense of thematic harmony . . . seamlessly blends elements of geopolitical conspiracy with eerie and atmospheric horror.
BOOKLIFE gave the Curse of Cores an A rating and wrote: Adventure lovers looking for a dangerous treasure hunt with a loveable cast should dig into this tale of family and redemption. Great for fans of: Clive Cussler, David Gibbins. Family ties are tested, new romances bloom, and dormant secrets lurk, ready to shock, throughout this epic. The plotting is enlivened by Morris’s passion for creating believable and dynamic characters, not only in the leads, but also in the voices and backstories of those woven into the fabric of the adventure. Readers who love heroic tales of pirates, curses, and treasure hunting will enjoy this adventure.
Reader’s Favorite gave the Curse of Cores 5 STARS and wrote: This book is perfection! Curse of Cortés by Guy Morris was a roller coaster ride! The story is intense, it demands your attention and wants you to remain stuck to it until the end. I was scared that if I blinked, I would miss something.
RED HEAD BOOK LOVERS gave the Curse of Cores 5 STARS and wrote: I am madly in love with The Curse of Cortés . . . a wildly captivating book. A phenomenal and memorable read that I will struggle to forget for a long time thanks to the compelling story and extraordinary characters. The story of The Curse of Cortés is quite simply sensational as well as enthralling. $1.99 on Kindle.