Miami is a city in Florida. After the war, it has become an isolated yet prosperous city-state.
Miami was once the main urban center of the state of Florida, and it was world renowned as a popular tourist destination.
In the 1980s, the city's criminal underworld grew to be more powerful than even its police force. The Bahia Mafia, ruling criminal power of Miami, likely dealed primarily in drugs. The city was known by many to be a major cocaine trans-shipment point for South America. Whether or not that was still an element of crime in Miami by 1993 remains to be seen, as the Drug Wars may have led to a complete halt in drug trades with South American nations. Military intervention may very well have scared many criminals off.
During the war, the city took a secondary nuclear salvo and was reduced nearly to rubble. The survivors soon split into factions and the former resort city is now something like a latter-day Beirut. In this fractious atmosphere, with its assortment of gangs, sects, mobs, cults, conspiracies, and raiding parties, only one force seeks to restore law, order, and cohesion: the Miami Police.
By 2048, the co-chiefs of the police force, Tockett and Crubbs, are known and feared throughout the city. They use informers and infiltrators to penetrate marauding gangs, uncover their plans, and slaughter them in masses before they are able to carry out nefarious crimes. The chiefs have skimmed a considerable layer of criminal scum from the streets with these tactics but they have also made themselves hated targets. Tockett and Crubbs are said to have enormous bounties on their heads and are now never seen in public.
The Miami Police have been so effective that only three organized factions remain in the Miami underworld: The DeSoto family, the Obeah Orders, and the Bahia Mafia. The Mafia does not possess the power it did in the pre-holocaust days, but it has enough influence to be a force to be reckoned with.
The beaches of Miami are dangerous due to the presence of the Beachcombers, a particularly aggressive gang of ruffians. They will pillage, plunder and murder wherever they can.
Miami appears only in Fountain of Dreams.