The Fix wil Keep you ‘fixated’ from Start to Finish


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“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, Sportswriter, Columnist, Author, Broadcaster, Sports Commentator


 “It took about a minute to be instantly drawn into the plot and characters in The Fix. What an amazing story that is simultaneously entertaining, suspenseful and disturbing. Another great book by Michael Balkind.” Kerry Lawrence, Former Federal Prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney


“Michael Balkind has a gift for placing the reader directly in the center of the action. I feel like I’m with the character as he moves step by step toward a moment that will challenge him physically and mentally. In that, he reminds me of John Grisham when he’s at the top of his form.”  Scott Bierko, Songwriter


With reviews like those above and many more, The Fix, by bestselling novelist, Michael Balkind, and NBC Sports host, Ryan Burr is sure to be a winner. While it is a college football, gambling story, The Fix is for anyone who enjoys a novel that tugs at their emotions – sports fan or not. The book is “fast, lively and morally complex.” If you’ve never simultaneously loved and despised a main character, chances are, that’s how you’ll feel about Colt Walker.


Buy a copy for your spouse or significant other, but do yourself a favor and read it before you hand it over.


Balkind’s critically acclaimed novels; Sudden Death, Dead Ball, Gold Medal Threat and now, The Fix, have garnered endorsements from literary greats; James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Andrew Gross, Wendy Corsi Staub, Tim Green and John Lescroart.


This is co-author, Ryan Burr’s debut novel. After hosting on ESPN for seven years, Burr is now the host of Golf Central, The Golf Channel’s flagship program. He is also hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics on NBC.


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