"We are attempting to get an agreement on coffee because if we don't, we're going to find an increasingly dangerous situation in the coffee producing countries, and one which would threaten in my opinion, the security of the entire hemisphere." ---President John F. Kennedy, September 26th, 1962. In 1962, New York stockbroker John Call, after a series of bad investments for some dangerous people, is forced to flee to Jamaica, leaving his life as a trader, husband, and father behind to become a small time smuggler in the Caribbean. But what happens when the secret weapon he's been using to hide his shipments from International customs (Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee) takes on a life of it's own and becomes the most sought after coffee in the world? It forces this easygoing, timid criminal to become a dangerous and violent legitimate businessman. Navigating his involvement in the murder investigation of an American tourist, Jamaica's coming independence, British wealth, tourism, and the crime family that is hell bent on finding him, John's life is just as rich and powerful as the coffee beans he's turned into an exclusive phenomenon.
Phil Malone is a writer and filmmaker from Houston, Texas. He worked for several years on the web series Call Me Sherlock and authored the comic series Vandals. Blood Fire Sugar is his first novel. Trevor Pryce is a retired professional athlete and writer who's written for the New York Times and NBC.com. He's also developed television and movie scripts for Cartoon Network, Disney, and HBO, among others. He lives in Maryland.