Can you imagine being a thriller author and married to a CSI star? What a combination that would make!
Leona Bodie currently lives on the Treasure Coast of Florida with her husband Walter, a Miami-Dade Police Department forensic specialist for 21 years, who actually appeared in the pilot episode of the long-running TV series, CSI. Ms. Bodie and her husband often collaborate.
Originally from New Jersey, Leona’s career took her from high school English teacher to a biotechnology corporate executive and president of the Greater Miami Society of Human Resource Management before she shifted to writing books.
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Please tell us a bit about your book, Shadow Cay, and what you hope readers take away from reading it.
Madeleine Nesbitt lives a privileged, sheltered life on a pristine tropical island paradise until the young girl is hauled off the deck of a capsizing ferry. Sixty-two passengers drown, trapped under the hull. Madeleine survives but her innocence dies that day.
Despite the odds, she’s resilient enough to put her life together. However, nine years later she realizes too late that catastrophe is only the beginning of the dangers that lurk ahead when another maritime disaster hits closer to home. Someone wants to make sure the Nesbitt family never makes it out of paradise alive.
Shadow Cay attracts a broad adult market that reads action/adventure/thriller novels involving deceit, intrigue, and clandestine operations. It also appeals to the regional audience that enjoys stories with Florida/Bahamian settings and a niche boating market interested in nightmares at sea. The tale propels the reader from the Bahamas to a major South Florida crime lab, gives an insider's view of a major metropolitan police headquarters and provides a terrifying glimpse of Miami’s underbelly.
I want readers to see this book has it all: life and death, greed and humanity, real suspense with flesh and blood characters, exotic locations and plenty of plot twists.
Who are your favorite characters in the story?