James Patterson said it best, “You like golf, you like murder mysteries, then Sudden Death is your book."
Michael Balkind’s Sudden Death is the story of PGA Tour star Reid Clark, a sometimes not-very-likeable hero who competes—and wins—at the highest levels of competitive golf while literally under the gun from an anonymous assailant. Reid perseveres despite the cloud of death hovering over him, making for a suspenseful, hard-charging plot.
I particularly enjoyed Balkind’s description of places like Westchester Country Club in Harrison, where I play frequently. Now that I’ve read Sudden Death, in addition to the extreme elevation changes, tight fairways, and ridiculously difficult greens, I can add visions of a sniper lurking in the trees to the list of hazards to be considered the next time I tee it up there.
Dave Donelson, author of Heart of Diamonds a romantic thriller about blood diamonds in the Congo