A gritty, no-holds-barred, crime-drama from The Brothers Rodemeyer
Like a typical love story, Suckerfish City begins with a drug deal on a porn set. Okay, it’s not Jane Austen, but Shakespeare would have dug this gritty, no-holds-barred, crime-drama.Told from the perspective of a teenage runaway, Suckerfish City is a darkly comedic take on the tragic reality of South Florida’s seedy drug underworld. A world where crime is a way of life, justice is improvised, and love is a lie.
They called him “Sucker,” but it took one to know one. Homeless since the age of fourteen, he took up residence on the ten-mile stretch of seawall between Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. By day, he lived the life of a beach rat, scavenging the shoreline for books. At night, he read by the glow of car headlights on A1A, dreaming of the day he’d get a chance to contribute his own verse.
After unwittingly landing in the middle of a drug deal gone bad, Sucker would escape with ten grand cash, a kilo of uncut heroin, and a Glock 9mm. Falling in with a notorious drug-lord, he’d rise in power through brute force as the bodyguard of a beautiful, teenage drug mule. Regrettably, she was also the daughter of the kingpin and considered off-limits to street trash like him.
Landing behind bars after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit, Sucker emerges a changed man. Determined to live a “normal” life, he is instead presented an ultimatum that could land him back in jail, or worse
Now, to escape Suckerfish City with the woman he loves, Sucker would first need to avenge her father’s murder by defeating a machete-wielding, voodoo priest. Unbeknownst to him, however, secret alliances were formed in his absence, and a double-cross would be his reward. Revenge would lead him down a bloody road of redemption, culminating in a final showdown with a sadistic, one-eared rival for his girlfriend’s love.
Unfortunately for Sucker, he’d learn the hard way that Cupid’s arrow is deadly, and the little cherub is a horrible marksman. Hemingway once said, “If two people love each other, there can be no happy ending.” Sadly, Papa never said squat about what happens if only one of them was in love. Turns out it’s the exact same thing.
Love is worse than a bullet. It kills you slower.
Suckerfish City is a cautionary tale of misplaced loyalty, blind obsession, and the consequence of choice from the bestselling writing team, The Brothers Rodemeyer.