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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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740,630 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J Stats on December 29, 2009
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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 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 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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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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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 7, 2012
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Are you a boating enthusiast? Or do you like to delve directly into the action and watch as criminals plan, organize and carry through their activities? What we seen on television or in movies normally involves a set "case" that we see begin and end. In Mid Ocean, however, Cimino takes us directly into the drug business. We all know that drugs are illegally brought into the country. We may even sit back after a movie or watching the news on TV and wonder why so much makes it here. Yes, we deplore that the "demand" is clearly living high in our good ole USA, but, for me, I had not fully realized and experienced the full scope and complexity of those men who are in this business...

What amazed me most was the breadth of involvement of individuals working for the drug business! Readers will watch as people are flying, for instance, to pick up the load...then one or more speed boats are put into action, while another man takes out the electricity for another step, while a worker at an elite country club for yachts arranges for the arrival of an incoming yacht...then a railroad car takes it the next step...and on and on!

At the same time, though, the FBI, the local police, the Coast Guard and other law officials are working not so publicly to track, indict, and capture those involved!

Mid Ocean moves steadily through all this maze of activity to arrive at an explosive, action-packed, very satisfying ending, even though we know that the drug trade will go on and on... The reason I mentioned boat enthusiasts earlier is because of the detail provided for the involved boats, how they are made, put into the water, only to possibly be destroyed on their first use. The detail was a bit tedious for me, given I know little about boating; however, guys, if you have a man-cave to which you go to read as well as watch your favorite games, I highly recommend you take a drink with you and settle in for a novel deep with drama and true-life crimes!
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