Michael Elias - The Last Conquistador


A series of child abductions in Peru leads an FBI agent and an archaeologist to uncover the ultimate secret of the Inca Empire in The Last Conquistador ($16.99).
 
On a Peruvian Andes mountaintop, archaeology professor Nina Ramirez and her students make two stunning discoveries: the five-hundred-year-old mummy of an Inca girl, the victim of ritual sacrifice, and in another grave, the corpse of a recently kidnapped boy wearing the same ancient constume. Child abductions are being reported throughout Peru, and when an American boy is snatched in Lima, FBI agent Adam Palma is assigned to the case.

At the home of a manic artist who was the sole survivor of similar kidnappings in 1962, Adam is shown a disturbing mural depicting the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. In the painting, the conquistador's face looks exactly like his own. Adam teams up with Nina, and with the help of a mysterious boy named Quiso, their investigation takes them deep into the Amazon jungle in search for a lost city of the Incas, where the ancient sacrificial rituals may still be alive. As Quiso leads Nina and Adam close to the city and its secrets, Adam realizes that the only way to save the kidnapped children is to make the past repeat itself. Adam, like his distant ancestor Pizarro, must square off against an Inca high priest.

Michael Elias is a writer and director based in the Westwood area of Los Angeles. His screen credits include The Jerk, The Frisco Kid, Envoyez les Violons, Young Doctors in Love, and Serial. He wrote and directed the acclaimed jazz film Lush Life, starring Forest Whitaker and Jeff Goldblum. In television, he co-created the series Head of the Class. His play The Catskill Sonata premiered in Los Angeles and was directed by Paul Mazursky. With Fred Roos (co-producer of Apocalypse Now), Elias is currently producing his screen adaptation of Anthony Burgess's novel A Dead Man in Deptford.
 
 
Location: 
Street:
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
City:
Corte Madera
,
Postal Code:
94925
$16.99
ISBN-13: 9781480400030
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: Open Road E-riginal, 6/2013



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