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Product Details

  • Paperback: 422 pages
  • Publisher: BMG Publishing Group; 1ST edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615305733
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615305738
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,300,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

T. Rafael Cimino was born in Wayne, New Jersey in 1963. He is an American writer and film producer and is the youngest member of the Cimino Family of American film producers. He has been credited contributing to such films as "Lost in Translation", "A Love Song for Bobby Long", and "The Other Boleyn Girl" and the television series "Miami Vice" and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Cimino has also authored "MidOcean", Table 21", and "River Town." In 2008 he signed a five year contract with Akula Films and in 2009 started pre-production of "Table 21" as a major motion picture. He currently resides in Florida, New York, and Sofia, Bulgaria.

T. Rafael Cimino is the nephew of famed film director/ writer Michael Cimino.

Customer Reviews

Great author and hope to see more from him soon.
B. Moran
The author, Mr. Cimino, has a style of writing that creates imagery and brings to life each scene in the story with amazing detail.
Robert E Newton
While reading this book, I was drawn into the plot, unable to put it down until I got to the end.
Traci Ann Metz

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J Stats on December 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book really holds your attention. It is like a movie unfolding in front of your eyes with each page enticing you to flip onwards to the next. It gives an amazing first person account of the culture of drug trafficking in South Florida. Seemingly independent events and the lives of unrelated people interweave to illustrate just how deep the drug smuggling business penetrated our society in the 1980s and the U.S. government's reaction to counteract these illicit activities. It is told through the eyes of the characters who lived it, the smugglers, the Customs agents trying to thwart it, and the prosecutor trying to both punish those involved and make a name for himself in the process. It is a must read and I hope to see a movie version sometime soon!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Moran on December 18, 2009
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Absolutely amazing book from cover to cover!!!! Great author and hope to see more from him soon. It is a must read!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Kamen on December 25, 2009
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Very well written book; almost impossible to put down. Sucks you in to the story line with a lot of details to imagine about. Very true to real life events and those with the knowledge of real events will be able to spot the subtle tweaks that turn this into a novel of fiction. My only gripe were numerous typos and editing flaws in this first edition book. But that does not detract from the author or the story. Definitely worth the purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tammie Gurgiolo on January 20, 2010
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What a great story based on fact! This is a story based on a way of life in the Florida Keys and S. Florida back in the 80's. Anyone who lived it will enjoy every chapter and anyone who ever wondered what it was like will not be able to put this book down! I can't wait for someone to make this into a movie!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Adriana on January 12, 2010
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This is not the type of novel I would usually read, but once I started it, I could not put it down! It is very interestingly structured in that a new character or situation is introduced in each chapter, making the different stories seem unrelated at first, but still keeping the reader invested in each of the characters' lives. It is only until the middle and end of the novel that it becomes apparent how intertwined the lives of these characters really are. I found it fascinating to read about the drug problems faced by the state of Florida in the 1980's and not just from a stuffy, historical perspective, but from one that combines historical fact and data with fictional characters whose lives exemplify the dangers faced by both drug smugglers and law enforcers at the time. This novel truly reads like a thriller! I look forward to reading more novels by this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Shrum on December 21, 2009
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Loved this book-it grabbed my attention from the beginning and I could not put it down. It is realistic in telling the story of how life can/is in the Florida Keys for some.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles E. Compton Sr. on February 10, 2010
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Mid Ocean, by Todd Rafael Cimino, HAS NAILED IT !!! From "Prologue" to "Epilogue", all 422 pages of this gripping novel finally gets out the truth that others have only talked/dreamed about doing for over 30+ years. Growing up as a "G.I. Brat" in Homestead, Miami, and the Keys, I can, from my own personal expieriances, attest to the reality depicted in this novel, as well as anyone from the South Florida area. I am a 55 year old retired Army UH-60 Black Hawk Aviator who worked Special Ops. No matter which "Side of the Tracks" you were on, or not, you'll love Cimino's finely tuned accuracy on ALL details. From the characters and types of powered vessels, to the locations, events, situations, highs, lows, and outcomes, Cimino really does NAIL this era to a tee. I'm not an expert on what should or should not become a movie, but something tells me this novel has "Movie" stamped all over it and is destined to become one. Respectfully Submitted, CW2 Charles E. Compton Sr. (RET) USAR Army Aviator. Check T.Rafael Cimino out at; [...]
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Mcbride on December 20, 2009
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Mid Ocean is a great read. It kept my attention and the ending was awesome. I never saw it coming. Two thumbs up!
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