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"Gold Medal Threat is finely crafted and suspenseful, and gives kids an insider's look at the Olympic Games like no other story out there!"Tim Green - NY Times Bestselling Author of 26 Novels (10 Kid's novels), & former NFL Defensive End
"Gold Medal Threat, was very interesting and hard to put down. It is a perfect book for teens and preteens. It is written exactly how a teenager would think, act, and speak. It's amazing how in this book teens are treated as adults with respect. The story was very suspenseful and mysterious. The crime was a great choice for the setting. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. It was, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read." Breanna Gardner (age 12)
"Gold Medal Threat is one of those books that puts a big smile on your face and makes your day better. I truly recommend it to everyone, at every age. I bet my grandma would love it too, because you can't dislike a book like this. It’s so much fun! I loved it!" Bianca M. Calin (age 14)
“This book is very thrilling and filled with suspense, mystery, and action. A great novel for kid mystery fans. Humor is twisted inside every chapter. The author takes you on a journey with many twists and turns. The main characters are likable, smart, funny, and resourceful. I loved every chapter.” Jacob Tabs (age 11)
Casey Clark and his friends join forces with the Olympic Security team in order to try and stop assassins from "taking out" an Olympic gymnast. A mystery for Pre-Teens and Teens filled with lots of action and lots of fun at the summer Olympics in Australia.
Co-Authored with NBC Sports / Golf Channel, & Winter Olympics Host, Ryan Burr.
“Continuing to write first-rate suspense- exploring the deepest conflicts in human nature. Exquisitely crafted with an utterly surprising climax, this story will satisfy all. Balkind takes you away for a spellbinding, all-consuming afternoon.” Tonja Walker - Actress & Producer
"One thing I love is a good mystery. More than that I love a good sports mystery. And most of all I love a good sports mystery that feels real. 'The Fix,' is all of the above."John Feinstein - NYTimes Bestselling Author, Broadcaster, Journalist
"Blazes like a 4.2 forty with the intrigue of a Sports Illustrated cover piece." Andrew Gross, NY Times bestselling Author