A former Olympic decathlete turned CIA agent must help an ethnobotanist to bring a life-changing medicine back from the Amazon. Racing across two continents, and calling on ancient arts and advanced tech to survive, he’ll have to defy the government agency that gave him a second chance to do it. The Life Engine is a fast-paced ecological action adventure through a thrilling international Da Vinci Code-like puzzle by way of the rainforest.
Rick Baker lives with his family in Central Kentucky. He is a passionate environmentalist and the inventor of water-saving gardening products used in drought-stricken areas around the globe. He is also the founder of several tech companies.
Baker studied writing with Academy-Award winner, William Kelley and has three feature screenplays in development, including; The Sweet Summer — Co-written with Academy Award winner William Kelley.
Baker earned a black belt in Shaolin Karate through studies with Grandmaster Sin Kwang Thé and 7th Degree Master Haing Thé. His personal passions include music, impressionist art and the study of native cultures and environmental issues around the globe.