THE FIX - A college football gambling story that is co-authored with NBC SPORTS &
GOLF CHANNEL Host (previously ESPN Anchor), Ryan Burr. The Fix is currently being
edited and is being evaluated by a production company as a possible movie.
STEALING GOLD - Another Deadly Sports Mystery. This story, set in Europe, is
an Olympic Ski mystery. Many of the same characters as Sudden Death and Dead Ball and
"(The Fix) Blazes like a 4.2 forty with the
intrigue of a Sports Illustrated cover piece."
Andrew Gross, NY Times bestselling Author
"Fast, lively, and morally complex, The Fix starts with a bang and hurtles along
to a surprising, satisfying conclusion. Balkind has produced another vivid thriller
set in the intersection where modern-day sports, big business, and crime collide."
Joe Wallace, Author of Diamond Ruby
"Sports, suspense and a compelling look at the temptations and tragedies of
wagering...'The Fix' is a sure thing!"
Brian A. Crowell, PGA Professional, TV Broadcaster, Author of "Slice Free Golf"
"As a former college athlete and now a member of the national media I couldn't take my eyes off
The Fix. The twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat as a sports fan. It's a must read!”
Doug Gottlieb, Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show on CBS Radio. Former NCAA & professional
basketball player. Former ESPN basketball analyst.
“As a former newspaper and mag scribe, I am always looking for the story within the story and The Fix makes you wonder could
this really happen today? Like every good book I have ever read the Fix made me think and that is a good thing. A must read!”
Damon Hack, award winning Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, NY Times, Newsday and Golf Channel’s, Morning Drive
“A five star read for any reader. A sports fan might take more from this than I did
but I doubt it. The sport is the mechanism the humanity is the cause and effect.”
"The adventure that Michael Balkind & Ryan Burr take the reader on with Colt is something
that can only be described as mesmerizing. As a Division 1 college football player, I was hooked."
Reggie Nesbit - West Point Cadet & Army football player
“A page turner with the capacity to make you think, cheer, and yell. You
won't be able to put it down!” Zachary Ship
“Touchdown!...Balkind and Burr toss you not only a winning sports novel, but they also have you come face-to-
face with the dirty underbelly of the gambling arena. You will be hooked by this addicting page turner with its
depth of character, unexpected twists and turns and surprise ending.” Karen Moore