Author Bonnie Bee, yes, it’s Marco Island’s own Bonnie Bozzo. Well-known for her Portrayals of Historical Women series, and as the founder of the local club “We’re All Just Friends,” Bonnie’s first novel “DESERT RESCUE” is a departure from her usual light-hearted writing. It addresses the serious subject of chemical warfare.
Set in Iraq and Washington D.C. at the end of the Iran/Iraq War, this fictional offering is full of action and suspense fueled by the strong personality of the heroine, Lexie Heydon. A former CIA operative, Lexie learns her twin brother is being hunted by the Iraqi Secret Police and Military as a spy. He carries damning intelligence of Iraq’s chemical warfare and weapons. Disavowed by his handlers, Bryan is fleeing for his life. Lexie undertakes an unsanctioned mission to bring her brother home.
A short novella “DESERT ESCAPE” is also available to the reader to follow Bryan and Lexie’s successful escape as Lexie completes her rescue.
Bonnie’s previous plays, essays and short stories have been written as entertainment. “DESERT RESCUE” and “DESERT ESCAPE” are definitive departures.
A fifth-generation Californian, Bonnie grew up as a ranch girl amidst horses, cattle, and cowboys. She could not wait to see the world. Fulfilling that desire many times over, she has experienced all seven continents, much of her travel occurring as a woman traveling solo. These extensive and unique adventures have allowed her insight into the various ways women are treated worldwide. She has brought this knowledge to her acting and writing, as well as to her new book.
Bonnie is graced with a loyal and loving husband, Dr. Al, six children—all grown—and numerous grandchildren along with, a truly, grateful heart.