Mid Ocean

Mid Ocean

by T. Rafael Cimino

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Mid Ocean by T. Rafael Cimino

Special Agent Joel Kenyon, just out of the U.S. Customs Academy, has been assigned to the badlands of drug enforcement, the Florida Keys. In a short time he must adjust himself to lifestyle of sandals, Jimmy Buffett and the quest for the perfect frozen drink. Set in 1984, Mid Ocean will take you to the Caribbean wild west. A place tourists never see, where, for centuries, fortunes have been won and lost along the treacherous reefs; a haven divers and fishermen during the day; a conduit for smugglers at night. With the lure of easy money and the temptations available to those in authority, the lines of right and wrong are often blurred, testing even the strongest moral compass in an atmosphere where navigating a bad course can be deadly. In the end, Joel will question everyone, including himself in his quest for what is right and what is true. Mid Ocean was inspired by real-life events.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011215100
Publisher: T. Rafael Cimino
Publication date: 01/21/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,066,403
File size: 531 KB

About the Author

Courtesy of Wikipedia T. Rafael Cimino (born Todd Rafael Cimino, June 4th, 1963 Wayne, NJ, USA) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He grew up in Key Largo, Florida in the Florida Keys, attending the Island Christian School in Islamorada, Florida where he graduated from in 1981. He then attended the University of Florida and the Florida Atlantic University where he graduated with a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture. While in South Florida, Cimino was heavily involved in water sports, including offshore powerboat racing. In 1982, Cimino became the youngest competitor to win the coveted APBA (American Powerboat Association) Offshore U. S. National Championship. He later won numerous National and World Championships. Cimino is the son of Peter Cimino and the nephew of American film writer/ director Michael Cimino. He has one daughter, Stephanie Cimino, born in 1987. In April 2010 he married long time girlfriend, Bulgarian prima ballerina, Svetlina Kiryakova. Film Career With his experience in ocean powerboat racing, Cimino was hired as the Marine Director for the 1983 feature motion picture “Spring Break” which was filmed on location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He went on to join television producer/ director John Nicolella and the production team as a marine director for the 1984 television series “Miami Vice” where he was given the opportunity to write as an adjunct contributor. Cimino’s career in film continued with his contributions to the feature projects, “Lost in Translation”, “A love Song for Bobby Long,” and “The Other Boleyn Girl” where he developed a script style and character arcs for “A list” actress Scarlett Johansson. In 2006 Cimino was given the opportunity to contribute to the television series “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” which was created by Arron Sorkin. Cimino continued until the series was cancelled by NBC in May of 2007. In 2009 Cimino signed a five year agreement with Akula Films to produce his novel Table 21 as a feature motion picture. Cimino is also affiliated with Miramax Films, Nu Image/ Millennium Films and the Nu Boyana Film Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria. Filmography Spring Break (1983) Marine Director Lost in Translation (2002) Contributing Writer/ Producer A Love Song for Bobby Long (2005) Contributing Writer/ Producer The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Contributing Writer/ Associate Producer Table 21 (Pre production 2010) Writer/ Producer Mid Ocean (Pre production 2010) Writer/ Producer Television Miami Vice (1984 – 1989) Writer/ Marine Director Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007) Contributing Writer Publishing In 2009 Cimino published Mid Ocean, his first novel, to critical acclaim. The New York Times described Mid Ocean as “Miami Vice meets Goodfellas” referencing Cimino’s earlier work and the iconic Martin Scorsese mob ensemble thriller. Cimino also penned the novels Table 21 and River Town. In 2011 he is scheduled to release Delta Echo Alpha as a sequel to Mid Ocean. Political Activism In 2004 Cimino joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) where he serves as an executive member. In 2008 he joined the Democratic campaign to elect Barack Obama President of the United States. It was here that he served as a member of the campaign’s subcommittee for healthcare policy development. In 2010 Cimino, along with a series of Hollywood “A listers,” founded the PendulumPost.com, a political debate and policy blog.

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Mid Ocean 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
TessaAronow More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I was attracted to this book by its cover. What I didn't know was how much I would actually like (love) this story. Cimino is a brilliant story teller and his detail adds to the realism that will give you sand in your shoes and a keys buzz that is unique to the latitude. I recommend this book to anyone who has a flair for the islands or wants to develop one.
ronnisilver More than 1 year ago
I just got "Mid Ocean" by T. Rafael Cimino for Christmas and I couldn't put it down. I just finished it a few hours ago. I cried.. I laughed... It kept my attention throughout the whole read. I'm home for winter break from college and I thought the last thing I wanted to do was read some more but I love this author! My Dad just borrowed it from me and he's still reading.
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NatalieHershlag More than 1 year ago
I have been familiar with this author for several years. I met him in 06 and found him to be interesting and a breath of fresh air for an industry that so lacked fresh air. While I admired his writing skills as they appeared on the screen, I never pictured him as a novelist. Shame on me. Mid Ocean is this year's breath of fresh air. Despite the fact that the story was set during a time when I was three years old, I now felt as though I lived every bit of it. Great narrative, colorful characters, and many surprises that I found to be entertaining. Bravo! Mr. Cimino. I can't wait for your next.
Detente More than 1 year ago
I was captivated by the first page and blown away with the ending. I am very critical of American fiction writers but found this book to be very realistic and straight forward. I understand that a film is in the works and cant wait for that to happen. I strongly recommend this book.