Table 21

Table 21

T. Rafael Cimino / Nov 24, 2020

Table It s New York City December As one millennium ends and another begins an erratic chain of events unfold that could change the face of the Italian Mafia forever In the turmoil a vacuum is creat

  • Title: Table 21
  • Author: T. Rafael Cimino
  • ISBN: 9780615484433
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s New York City, December 1999 As one millennium ends and another begins, an erratic chain of events unfold that could change the face of the Italian Mafia forever In the turmoil, a vacuum is created when one family falls, creating an unprecedented void of power and a subsequent struggle for control of the underworld.Roman Sabarese is the owner of Evangeline s, the hoIt s New York City, December 1999 As one millennium ends and another begins, an erratic chain of events unfold that could change the face of the Italian Mafia forever In the turmoil, a vacuum is created when one family falls, creating an unprecedented void of power and a subsequent struggle for control of the underworld.Roman Sabarese is the owner of Evangeline s, the hottest restaurant in Tribeca He s also close with an A list television star who adores him After a tawdry cover story in a popular celebrity tabloid, a spotlight illuminates the fact that Roman is the son of an indicted Mob kingpin, and therefore, heir presumptive to his father s vast criminal enterprise that commands the Tri State area.Zo Greene is young, attractive and enjoying rave reviews in her role on The Prosecutor, a prime time network television series While on hiatus from her show for the New Year holiday, she visits the restaurant where she worked her way though college After a quick dinner with her friend Roman, and among the frantic holiday crowd, she disappears.Captain Stan Fitzgerald is the decorated head of the NYPD s First Precinct in Lower Manhattan His hands are full with the upcoming New Year celebration, a personal battle with renal cancer and the rigors of police life When an old friend appears in his office to ask for help in locating the missing starlet, he is then reluctant.As the clock ticks and precious time runs out, the city is turned upside down in a desperate attempt to find that which is lost and answer questions that have been a mystery for over a generation In the end, secrets will be revealed, alliances will be forged, and friendships will be betrayed Table 21 will have you guessing to the last page, who will live to see the new millennium and who will not.

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      • T. Rafael Cimino

        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 CareerWith 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.FilmographySpring Break 1983 Marine DirectorLost in Translation 2002 Contributing Writer ProducerA Love Song for Bobby Long 2005 Contributing Writer ProducerThe Other Boleyn Girl 2008 Contributing Writer Associate ProducerTable 21 Pre production 2010 Writer ProducerMid Ocean Pre production 2010 Writer ProducerTelevisionMiami Vice 1984 1989 Writer Marine DirectorStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 2007 Contributing WriterPublishingIn 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 ActivismIn 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.


    276 Comments

    1. First, thank you to the author for signing this. I collect my signed books and keep them so that was a nice surprise.About the book: I was a little leery entering for this. I don't like to waste my wins so I tend to be a little selective when entering on FirstReads. I could tell this was self-published (or something of the sort) and quite frankly, that scares me.There's a whole lot of people out there who want to be authors. The problem? They can't tell a story. Or construct a sentence.By nature [...]


    2. Roman Sabarese, son and heir of the local mob king, has lived his life surrounded by suspicion and lies. All that suspicion comes to a head when Zoe Greene disappears from right under his nose, and while Roman races to find Zoe before it's too late, the forces of good and evil crowd in tight for the kill.Table 21 is an entertaining mob related mystery written for an adult audience. It contains various mob style murders/torture(gruesome, but not gory), profanity (including the F word and "Jesus") [...]


    3. "With less than five days left in the expiring millennium, the patrons of Evangeline's were in the mood to celebrate.They were at the precipice. The promise of a new age was littered with the apprehension of the unknown where thereligious zealots were having a field day. Vague predictions combined with a feeling of ambivalence by those who feared the future and the change it could bring set the stage for an undertone of repressed hysteria. On a more legitimate scale, computer experts worldwide w [...]


    4. I first noticed this book when it was nominated as one of the possible monthly reads in one of the groups I belong to here on . It had a low Kindle edition price and some really high ratings. It then went into my "to read" stack. When it came time to move a book from "to read" to "currently reading" I took a closer look at the reviews. As it happens a number of those 5 star reviews are from strikingly good looking women. I began to wonder if the good reviews were more the result of his status as [...]


    5. I received this book from the First Reads giveaway. Thank you.This mystery is full of suspense. It documents the 99 hours before the Millenium and takes place in Manhattan. The story centers around the lives of two main characters. Zoe Greene is a famous actress, who got her start in her college days working and waitressing in Tribeca's popular restaurant Evangeline's. The restaurant is run by Roman Sabarese, who is the son of a renowned Mafia "godfather." Roman's father is in a federal prison a [...]


    6. I received an autographed copy of this book through giveaways. I don't enter too often and while I like food/restaurant books a lot more than thrillers or crime novels I decided to give this book a chance. I am very glad that I did. Some previous reviewers had mentioned the violence, grit, and dark nature of this book. I disagree, I have read far worse in novels that I did not expect that kind of detail. While it is a book about the mob, it is vastly different from so many others out there. Do [...]


    7. Table 21 is a powerful "Godfather meets Crash" tale set in 1999, turn-of-the-millennium, New York City. Roman Sabarese, the owner of the Evangeline's, the hottest eatery in Tribeca, is faced with an urgent crisis; Zoe Greene, a new to the A-list actress and personal friend has gone missing. At the same time, his father, the Don of New York Organized Crime, sits in a Connecticut Federal Prison awaiting trial. As Roman's world spins out of control, and to make matters worse, Manhattan comes unglue [...]


    8. As a member of the publisher's focus group, I had the privilege to read an advance draft of this book and I couldn't put it down for a minute. It made a long flight feel like a trip across town. The story line goes smooth, yet compelling, keeping you guessing what will happen untill the very last page. If you like an entertaining story with a variety of possible endings, this book will do it for you. And still you will be surprised at the end. I can't express enough what a great read "Table 21" [...]


    9. The outsider's nonchalance of mob chief Roman Sabarese and T. Rafael Cimino’s highly restrained hand in helping him relate his story has resulted in a book that shuns any sense of melodrama and emotional attachment. Instead, we get a highly intelligent, insightful, and gripping look at Mafia life, stuffed with fascinating details.As befits his previous Novel, Mid Ocean, Cimino stays at a distance with elements of suspense, poetry, sensuality, visual irony, and energy. In this book, it's all ce [...]


    10. The outsider's nonchalance of mob chief Roman Sabarese and T. Rafael Cimino’s highly restrained hand in helping him relate his story has resulted in a book that shuns any sense of melodrama and emotional attachment. Instead, we get a highly intelligent, insightful, and gripping look at Mafia life, stuffed with fascinating details.As befits his previous Novel, Mid Ocean, Cimino stays at a distance with elements of suspense, poetry, sensuality, visual irony, and energy. In this book, it's all ce [...]


    11. Table 21 opens in Brooklyn 1975 where an African American nursing student is brutally murdered. Twenty five years later, New York prepares for the turn of the millennium and the Sabarese organized crime family is coming unglued. All these events collide as secrets that have slept for over a quarter of a century come together as lives are changed forever. This is one of the best novels I've read in a long time. I recommend it to anyone who wants a book they can start and finish in a short period [...]


    12. I received this book as a First Reads giveaway.Table 21 is a novel about an organized crime syndicate and the events affecting it as the countdown to the new millennium takes place.I really went back and forth on the rating, as I liked the story quite well but found the language seemed to be a little bit forced in spots. Maybe this was just me. In the end, I went with 3.5 stars rounding up to 4, as I really did like the pacing, the characters, and the plot of the story. I will most likely give t [...]


    13. I won this book on good reads. I enjoyed this book so much that I didn't even get to add it to my currently reading section on , because before I knew it I had finished. Table 21 was really well written, it moved between the characters smoothly and kept me guessing as to what was going to happen next. I will be looking into more of T. Rafael Cimino's books.


    14. I took this book on a comping trip to Vermont and didn't put it down until i was finished 8 hours later. Fabulous work Mr. Cimino. Great Job. I am reading you first book Mid Ocean next. Table 21 is a powerful story of love, loss and redemption. All surrounded by the 2000 New Years celebration and the New York Mafia. A 5 star read!!!



    15. Story telling as deft and dexterous as a meat cleaver. Terrible dialog. Ridiculously dull , sentimental story. Not sure where the positive reviews come from.




    16. Table 21 is one of the best Mafia books I've read so far. I have read all the work from this author and I'm pleasantly impressed.


    17. While I prefered Mid Ocean, Table 21 is a close second. Cimino is a brilliant writer with a huge future ahead of him.



    18. I loved this book. The story kept me glued to every page and the ending took my by surprise. I recommend this to anyone who has an interest in organized crime, the FBI or the Italian Mafia.


    19. A great work of fiction that's set in New York City. A bit violent but it's done tastefully and with purpose. A five star read.


    20. I didn't realize I had picked a Sopranos type book. It took a while for the book to grow on me, which in the end it did. It was an enjoyable read with a good story and twist.


    21. My opinion: Table 21 is a little better than average.It was tough to assign a rating - I prefer 3.5, but that's not an option on the visual scale.There were some grammatical/spelling errors that bothered me. Trader was used once when it should have been traitor. Whipped used instead of wiped. There were a few like that - stuff basic editing should catch.The formatting was off in many areas throughout.The story was decent. It kept my interest, but I did not find it incredibly creative. Several pa [...]


    22. After receiving this book in a First Read giveaway, I was excited to dive into my first mob related novel. However, I really didn't get "into" the book until near the end. Not that it wasn't a good story, but I found myself wanting more. More detail and more action. I've seen a lot of reviews stating that the violence was a bit much, but in my opinion it wasn't near enough. The characters who were the victims did not have the detailed responses I would have expected to the violent acts that wer [...]


    23. The end of 1999 is approaching and a Mafia family in New York is feeling the heat as the struggle for territorial power is bursting through the underworld. This book was a refreshing and exciting modern day Capone story which is titillating, action packed and intriguing. Cimino throws so many curve balls at readers you simply can't put the book down and not keep thinking about it until you pick it back up again. From the mafia, celebrities, business owners, family ties, can it get any more intri [...]


    24. Actually 3.5 stars. It was a 99 cent book and I was desperate for print. Having said this, Table 21 was surprisingly good. However, I found myself doing a lot of skip-reading. I kept telling myself, "This is a well written book with a good plot," but I still kept skimming along. I think the problem was that the author didn't spend enough time developing the characters, so the racing plot drove everything. It would make a wonderful movie.


    25. Reading this book was a long road. What should've taken me two days tops ended up turning into five days. At first I couldn't not put the book down. The first quarter of the book was easy, but as the story went on and the multiple points of view continued, I quickly lost interest. For me it got boring and seemed to drag out. The last quarter of the book was great, the story progressed nicely from there and kept nose down.


    26. This was a quick and easy read. Had some very interesting aspects and I liked most of the characters. If you like mafia family drama - there was plenty of that. Some of the pieces were repetitive and it was a little violent at times - which is why I gave it 3 stars. But if you want a light, easy mob story (I know, that sounds weird) - this could be for you.


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