Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Reid Clark - a pro golfer at the top of the leader board during the PGA tour; he is also a hothead with a reputation for trouble. Reid receives a death threat right before teeing off on the final day of the Master's Tournament, and hires a P.I. to track down the perpetrator. Suspense builds throughout as Reid tries to compete in one of golf s most prestigious contests - and woo the woman he loves.
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Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler)

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Overview

Reid Clark - a pro golfer at the top of the leader board during the PGA tour; he is also a hothead with a reputation for trouble. Reid receives a death threat right before teeing off on the final day of the Master's Tournament, and hires a P.I. to track down the perpetrator. Suspense builds throughout as Reid tries to compete in one of golf s most prestigious contests - and woo the woman he loves.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011081293
  • Publisher: Michael Balkind
  • Publication date: 7/11/2010
  • Series: Deadly Sports Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 63,051
  • File size: 407 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Balkind
Michael Balkind is the author of the Deadly Sports Mysteries as well as other novels. His novels are endorsed by literary greats including James Patterson, Clive Cussler, John Lescroart, Wendy Corsi Staub & Tim Green. He has appeared on ESPN's The Pulse and Sportsnet's Daily News Live and was featured on the cover of Publishers Weekly. He has co-hosted and is a regular guest on The Clubhouse radio show. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America and The Metropolitan Golf Writers Association. Balkind graduated from Syracuse University and currently resides in New York.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2011

    Quick easy read

    The majority of the book takes place on the golf course, which means it helps if you like golf. At times it feels like the author skips ahead one chapter ends and the next starts in a diffent scene. Over all it was a good read and it was free.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    you must like golf

    too much glf and not enough development of the mystery. the assasin character was given less than one page.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2010

    Not Recommended

    This it is written in an extremely simplistic style. No in depth character development - - more like "got up, took a shower, ate breakfast, etc.". Actually this book is very boring.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2011

    TERRIBLE!!!

    Poor character devolpment and weak storyline. The plot was predictable and the ending was anti-climatic. If you want to read the frustrated fantasies of a wannabe PGA tour pro this book is for you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2010

    I don't believe these authors recommended this

    The reviewer complaining this won't open needs to get real. BN has apps for reading their books on many different devices, not just nook.

    As far as this book is concerned, it is written in an extremely simplistic style. I do doubt these authors endorsed it. I'm not saying it is bad, but it is simplistic. No description of characters or their feelings, just kind of dialog like they are talking at each other.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    Don't bother

    It shouldn't be free, I should've been paid to read it. Boring, simple, and trite; I could barely finish it. Obviously self published, this author needs to hire an editor.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Not even for a golf fan

    Simplistic story with no likable characters. Author shows distinct lack of knowledge about golf, golf terminology, PGA events and golf pros.
    To those who suggest golf fans would like it ... not so! Knowledge of golf made this poorly written book much harder to digest.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    Terrible

    Don't waste your time

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

    Not worth it

    Book was anticlimactic and cheesey...misleading since a great thriller/mystery author James Patterson endorsed it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 18, 2011

    Very long, very boring

    Simple writing, some flaws in facts. I wouldn't give it any stars if it were possible. With so many good books to read, don't waste your time. Christine P.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2011

    Terrible Read

    The story line could have made a decent book, but this is extremely elementary writing. I don't know what kind of favor James Patterson owed this guy, but it must have been big for him to endorse this book. Poor character development. I read the entire book only because I felt invested and was curious about the end. Find a different book to spend your time on. Trust me, you'd be glad you didn't read this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Amazingly shallow and boring. Don't bother.

    Amazingly shallow and boring. Don't bother.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    so so

    The only interesting thing that happened throughout the book was a glimpse of how a suddenly wealthy person would spend their money, and that got to be overdone. The action was limited to the very end.
    Not sure why it was endorsed by Patterson and Cussler, two authors whom I have read extensively.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Sudden death

    No energy. Characters were vague and flat. Dialogue often cheezy and immature. All talk and no action. A major waste. Took more energy to read it than to write it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Did not like, poorly written. Would not recommend!

    This book was boring to. Story line weak, characters never developed, and unbelievable events.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Too much spending, not enough suspense.

    The hero was too shallow to keep my interest. The middle of the book was like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous." This didn't move the plot at all. AND it's a BerNese Mountain Dog, not from Burma!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    It was ok

    I agree with some of the other reviews. Story was predictable and simple. I finished it hoping it would get better but it really never did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    Boring!!!

    Elementary writing, too wordy. Do not waste your time. James Patterson and Clive Cussler.. I LOVE your books. I only read this because of your recomendation. What were both of you thinking? I would zero stars if possible.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Michael Balkind makes a Hole in One with Sudden Death!

    I really enjoyed Sudden Death. I read it while on vacation. It's one of those books that you hate to put down and when you come to the end you wish that there were more. Excellent! I am looking forward to reading more of Mr. Balkind's work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Crime in Sports - - - YES!

    MICHAEL BALKIND'S debut Novel; SUDDEN DEATH, taught me a lot about the sport of Golf! Like all professional sports, crime has a way of eeking in.

    I bought this book based on the recommendation of JAMES PATTERSON. I knew nothing about Golf, and always thought it a little boring game. Mr. Balkind's writing style really impressed me. The plot was solid, and the continuity kept me turning the pages. His characters came alive, and I found myself looking for TIGER WOODS to appear on the next page.

    I applaud Mr. Balkind for a very well written novel, and I can't wait for his next!

    Michael Phelps

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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