Boyd Morrison is ready for bungee jumping.
Boyd Morrison on the shooting range.
Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Rd, San Simeon, CA 93452, United States
Boyd Morrison at the Hearst Castle.
Boyd Morrison is performing on stage.
Boyd Morrison with an old friend and fellow author Whitney Terrell.
Seattle, Washington, United States
Boyd Morrison on a sunny afternoon in Seattle.
American writer Boyd Morrison returned to Malta as his recently-published thriller featuring scenes based on the island debuted at No. 1 on the prestigious New York Times bestselling books list.
Boyd Morrison with Clive Cussler at the Poisoned Pen.
Boyd Morrison with the co-author Clive Cussler, an American legendary novelist.
Boyd Morrison legendary Dale Dye today at ThrillerFest.
Boyd Morrison with Harlan Coben, an American popular novelist.
Boyd Morrison with his friend Mark Greaney, an American famous writer.
William Marsh Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States
Boyd Morrison has earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Boyd Morrison earned his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in industrial engineering.
(A minor seismic disturbance in a remote section of the Pa...)
A minor seismic disturbance in a remote section of the Pacific causes barely a ripple of concern for Kai Tanaka, acting director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu. But when an airliner en route from Los Angeles to Sydney vanishes in the same location, Kai is the first to realize that a mysterious explosion has unleashed a series of massive waves destined to obliterate Hawaii. In just one hour, Kai will lose all he has ever known - including his wife and daughter - unless he can save them from nature's most destructive force.
(Top army engineer Tyler Locke is given a mysterious ancie...)
Top army engineer Tyler Locke is given a mysterious ancient manuscript. Written in Greek, it initially seems indecipherable. But with the help of classics scholar Stacy Benedict, Locke comes to understand that this manuscript could provide the clues to the greatest riches known to mankind - the legendary treasure of King Midas. However, there are others who are also hot on the trail - and it rapidly becomes a race against time to crack a code that is both fiendishly difficult and potentially deadly...
(In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Ma...)
In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Martinique, wiping out an entire city of thirty thousand and sinking a ship carrying a German scientist on the verge of an astonishing breakthrough. More than a century later, Juan Cabrillo will have to deal with that scientist’s legacy. During a covert operation, Cabrillo and the crew meticulously fake the sinking of the Oregon but when an unknown adversary tracks them down despite their planning and attempts to assassinate them, Cabrillo and his team struggle to fight back against an enemy who seems to be able to anticipate their every move.
(When a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Priz decimates ...)
When a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Priz decimates the Corporation’s “offshore” account, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon find themselves unexpectedly vulnerable. Without his usual financial assets, Juan must trust a woman from his past, an old friend from his days with the CIA, to help him keep his team safe. Together, they’ll face a mysterious hacker with a brutal vendetta. It is only after the hunt begins that the enormity of the plan comes into focus: the bank theft is just the first step in a plot that will result in the deaths of millions and bring the world’s economies to a standstill. The catalyst for the scheme? A stunning document stolen during Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia. But two hundred years later, it may be the thing that brings Europe to its knees.
(Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half ...)
Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half a billion dollars, Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon soon find themselves in much deeper waters. The vicious leader of a Filipino insurgency is not only using them to finance his attacks, he has stumbled upon one of the most lethal secrets of World War II: a Japanese-developed drug, designed, but never used, to turn soldiers into super-warriors. To stop him, the Oregon must not only take on the rebel commander, but a South African mercenary intent on getting his own hands on the drug, a massive swarm of torpedo drones targeting the U.S. Navy, an approaching megastorm, and, just possibly, a war that could envelop the entire Asian continent.
(Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged...)
Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged a small group with safeguarding secrets powerful enough to change the history of mankind. They went down in legend as the Nine Unknown Men - and now two rival factions of their descendants are fighting a mighty battle. Both sides think they are saving the world, but their tactics could very well bring about the end of humankind. Soon, Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives aboard the Oregon find themselves trapped between two power-hungry adversaries, both of whom are willing to use shocking means to accomplish their goals. Cabrillo and the team must divide and conquer as they fight dual threats, which include a supercomputer at sea and satellites that can wipe out technology across the globe - including the high-tech weapons on board the Oregon. The crew must rely on their unique skills to stop the tyrants in their tracks and save the earth from a dynasty of terror.
(Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in...)
Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in this latest entry in Clive Cussler's Oregon Files series. Aboard the Oregon, one of the most advanced spy ships ever built, they face new challenges and nemeses as they undertake another dangerous mission.
Boyd Morrison has earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in industrial engineering.
Boyd Morrison has worked for various high-profile organizations, some of them are Fortune 500 companies. For instance, he has worked for Lockheed Corporation on behalf of NASA projects. Another notable company in which he worked is Microsoft, wherein he developed Xbox games. He has also featured in the Jeopardy! contest and he aced.
Morrison has always harbored writing ambitions. Unfortunately for him, his wife was schooling at a medical institution, meaning he was the sole breadwinner. As such, he was working full-time, thereby leaving no room to indulge in his pastime–writing. After his wife completed her medical studies and started practicing, he plunged head-on into writing.
Boyd Morrison debuted in 2005 and his first book was self-published. However, his books have since been republished by established publishers under new titles. Morrison’s debut novel, albeit a standalone book, is titled The Catalyst, but it was originally published under the title The Adamas Blueprint. Even then Morrison published the book called The Ark in 2009, which is the first book in his first series, titled Tyler Locke series.
The Ark has over thirty-five editions; the first edition was initially published in 2009, titled The Ark (alternatively called The Noah’s Ark Conquest, especially in the UK), and the action-packed series is shelved as literary fiction, thriller, mystery, suspense, and action genres.
Another early book published by Boyd Morrison is The Vault. This book is also known as The Midas Code, notably in the UK. It has over twenty editions; the very first edition was initially published in 2011. The featured protagonist in the said series is Tyler Locke. Incidentally, Locke was previously an army combat engineer but is presently working with a consultancy firm called Gordian, wherein he is situated on a Canadian-based oil rig. His father is a powerful US Army general.
In The Ark, the featured contagonist is Dilaria Kenner, an archaeologist, while the antagonist is Sebastian Ulric, a wealthy chemist but heartless man intent on cleansing the globe. By the same token, in the book titled The Vault, the contagonist is Stacy Benedict while the antagonist is Jordan Orr. Benedict is a media personality and Orr is a man on the quest for material wealth by all means necessary.
On the one hand, the launching pad of The Ark is two assassination attempts on the life of archaeologist Dilara Kenner. During the first attempt, a friend was killed, prompting her to make bolt for it; in his throes of death, the deceased friend told her a cryptic message concerning the discovery of the Biblical Noah’s Ark and about an ancient artifact. During the second incident, she is involved in an aircraft accident near the oil rig where Locke works but she and the rest of the passengers are saved by Locke. People have either been killed or abducted by antagonist Sebastian Ulric after they nearly discovered the location of the Ark; Ulric plans to shelter the brightest earthlings in the Ark, to “reboot” the world thereafter after he annihilates the rest of the world using a chemical weapon. Now Kenner and Locke are racing against time to save mankind.
On the other hand, the turning point in The Vault is a mysterious informant who informs protagonist Locke that there is a ticking bomb that a malicious person has planted a bomb on the very ferry he has boarded. He teams up with contagonist Stacy Benedict, a language professional, to neutralize the bomb. But the bomb threat is not a random incident. It is an underhand tactic, alongside kidnapping their main characters’ close relatives, used by antagonist Jordan Orr to prompt Benedict and Locke to decipher an encrypted ancient text for a treasure-hunting mission; deciphering it is the gateway to locating King Midas tomb wherein lies unbelievable quantities of gold. But it is not an easy feat because no man has ever accomplished it for two millennia.
The Ark, The Vault, and Rogue Wave are the best books penned by Boyd Morrison. The Ark and The Vault have just been discussed, but herein lies the description of Rogue Wave. Rogue Wave is a standalone book which was first published in 2009 and was originally titled The Palmyra Impact. The featured protagonist is Kai Tanaka who is the director of a Honolulu-based tsunami warning and advisory center. Tanaka dismisses a small seismic incident in an isolated part of Honolulu but is surprised when a commercial aircraft disappears within the site. Soon he realizes that Honolulu, plus his beloved family, might be doomed by damnable gigantic seismic waves so he has to cushion them against the furious Mother Nature.
Readers who were happy to read the Tyler Locke series by Boyd Morrison were also glad to read the following related series. The first one is the Hawker & Laidlaw series authored by Graham Brown. Danielle Laidlaw, who is an undercover agent, and a soldier of fortune called Hawker are the featured protagonists. It ranges from embarking on dangerous expeditions to locate Mayan ruins deep in the Amazon to tracking the killers who used a biological weapon to kill a US ambassador.
The second one is the Chris Bronson series penned by James Becker. The featured protagonist is Chris Bronson in this historical fiction-oriented series. Basically, this series revolves around ancient tablets, scrolls, and inscriptions which the protagonist chances upon and is assisted by his estranged wife, who is a past master at antique items, to decipher their meanings; they relate to and will make you pause and reconsider the tenets of Christianity. The third one is the Daniel Knox series authored by Will Adams. Daniel Knox, who is a marine archaeologist, is the featured protagonist in this series. Archaeologist Knox is busily exploring various unresolved mysteries dating to ancient times.
(A minor seismic disturbance in a remote section of the Pa...)2010
(When a bank heist during the Monaco Grand Priz decimates ...)2016
(Hired to search for a collection of paintings worth half ...)2017
(Nearly two thousand years ago, an Eastern emperor charged...)2018
(Juan Cabrillo and his team of expert operatives return in...)2019
(Top army engineer Tyler Locke is given a mysterious ancie...)2011
(In 1902, the volcano Mt. Pelée erupts on the island of Ma...)2015
Here is what Morrison stated about his own writing process: "I don't have a strict writing schedule. I tend to be more goal-oriented than time-oriented. I spend a lot of pre-writing time on the research so that when I get down to the novel, I have a good idea where it's headed. Then when I'm actually writing that novel, I try to finish a chapter a day (5-6 pages), and I put a cliffhanger at the end of the chapter, which makes it exciting for me to get started the next day. However, even though I do much of my research ahead of time, there's always room for those story epiphanies during the writing process that is like jolts of adrenaline. Sometimes those require rewriting earlier chapters, but they're definitely worth it."
"I think I'm best at the action, pacing, and cliffhangers that keep you wanting to stay up reading just one more chapter. As a tradeoff to keep the story moving, I don't spend a lot of time on scene description, just enough to give the reader a sense of place. I want readers to bring their own imaginations into the equation, which means I won't win any awards for a lavish chronicle of the unique settings in my books."
"When I first started writing, my characters were simple folk whose motivations didn’t always make sense. I was more intent on the plot at that point. The revision process let me apply some real-life seasoning to how the characters act and react in the book."
For non-fiction thrills, Boyd enjoys white water rafting, skiing, scuba diving, and bungee jumping. Boyd is also a professional actor, appearing in films, commercials, and stage plays.
Boyd Morrison is married and currently lives in Seattle with his wife.