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Michael Balkind

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Michael Balkind's novels; Sudden Death, Dead Ball, Gold Medal Threat, & The Fix are endorsed by NY Times bestselling authors; James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Wendy Corsi Staub, Andrew Gross, John Feinstein, Tim Green & John Lescroart.

Sudden Death (November 2007)
Dead Ball (July 2009)
Gold Medal Threat (January 2013)
The Fix (January 2014) Co-Authored with NBC Sports/Golf Channel Host & 2014 Winter Olympics Host, Ryan Burr

Stealing Gold (in the works)

"Pure fun, pure intrigue. The action never stops till a fascinating climax!" Clive Cussler

I have, what I believe is a rather interesting (albeit a touch quirky) habit. I repeatedly re-read The Hobbit. It’s not really because I love the story, although I certainly do. It’s not because I am enchanted by the characters, although how could one not love Bilbo Baggins? It’s not because J.R.R. Tolkien was a brilliant author, although there is no doubt that that is the case.

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Published on January 15, 2014 10:54 • 53 views • Tags: action, balkind, burr, fiction, football, gambling, mystery, ryan-burr, sports, suspense, the-fix
Average rating: 3.57 · 345 ratings · 100 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Sudden Death
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 251 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Dead Ball
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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Gold Medal Threat
4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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The Fix
4.8 of 5 stars 4.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Dead Ball
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
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"Very exciting book. A quarter back and a ref get involved with gambling and their lives take a nosedive. It was a hard book to put down. Once the mob gets involved it is time for both to decide who they are. "
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