Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler)

Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler)

by Michael Balkind

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Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler) by Michael Balkind

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011081293
Publisher: Michael Balkind
Publication date: 07/11/2010
Series: Deadly Sports Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 34,287
File size: 428 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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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Sudden Death (endorsed by James Patterson & Clive Cussler) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 354 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Carl Wilkins More than 1 year ago
too much glf and not enough development of the mystery. the assasin character was given less than one page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Charles Schimmels More than 1 year ago
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.
TNmumof2 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
John Gatto More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your time
Julie Ridenour More than 1 year ago
Book was anticlimactic and cheesey...misleading since a great thriller/mystery author James Patterson endorsed it.
Christine Parker More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow and tiresome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are shallow; the plot is weak and unbelievable; the author needs to learn how to write or hire a good editor, and it should have been about half as long. A total waste of time & money! by aj west
MicMac1 More than 1 year ago
Amazingly shallow and boring. Don't bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was boring to. Story line weak, characters never developed, and unbelievable events.
JanYarnot More than 1 year ago
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!
Christine Power More than 1 year ago
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.
deanna ball More than 1 year ago
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.
JGamba More than 1 year ago
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.
MichaelPhelps65 More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Balkind's "Sudden Death" is a great read, even if you are not a master of the game. I never would have thought that I would enjoy unraveling the mystery of golf while unraveling a mystery in a book. And believe me, I enjoyed all of it - A very, enjoyable quick read. Sudden Death will keep you guessing right up until the exciting end! J.R. Reardon, author of "Confidential Communications"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story was okay, and the writing was good but not great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very light on the mystery, and much too heavy on the golfing.