Author, Architecture & Adventurer
LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE, Live It
Maj. Michael Crooke, USMC-R, takes leave from combat and heads to the white sand beaches of a remote Caribbean island. While exploring, Michael uncovers an ancient map and joins Jacob Hatch, a veteran salvage captain hiding from his past on a treacherous treasure hunt.
After recovering a vast fortune from the deep laden with arcane artifacts, Hatch’s enemies seize the treasure, kidnap Michael’s wife and flee to a mountaintop temple in Brazil, believing they have killed both Hatch and Michael.
Michael must now find away to turn Hatch’s lust for revenge into a rescue mission. But head-hunters, poison darts, deadly snakes and demonic monsters all stand in their way.
From the depths of the ocean to the savage jungles of the Amazon Treasure is a non-stop terrifying thrill ride.
Thomas has completed Four novels, Treasure, Meadowlarks, Pursuit and Deliberate Justice, and more than a dozen feature length screenplays.
Many of his original ideas and movie moments have appeared in major motion pictures such as The Village, Red Riding Hood, End of the Earth, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and on television’s L.A. Firefighter.
A career that began at an early age and a practice I still love
For my eleventh birthday, my father (an engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense) gave me my first drafting board. Within a month I had designed a home for our family. When I found the time, I continued to draw until I joined the Marine Corps.
During my last months in the Corps, my father wrote me a letter speculating on my future. He was a man who read a great deal to educate and improve his life experience so I always took his advice to heart. Knowing my artistic abilities and my understanding of mathematics, particularly geometry, along with his belief in my people skills, he recommended architecture or film directing.
Life is an adventure. Live it and love it.
My parents raised me to always be the best I can be at whatever I do, no matter how miniscule, no matter how grand. Being the best I can be requires learning all I can about whatever I do and always being willing to learn a better way. This upbringing has made me extremely competitive, blending with another parental philosophy, to always be fair and honest in dealing with others.