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Reviews Listen up, sports and mystery fans! Buy Michael Balkind's Dead Ball right now. Remember 'Bo Knows Sports?' They should update it to 'Balkind Knows Sports' (and mysteries, too.) - John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Balkind has "Who-Dunit" again. Dead Ball offers an intriguing look at a different side of sports. - Ralph Wimbish, New York Post Sports Editor In Dead Ball, golfing great Reid Clark and his inner circle try to catch a killer, and Michael Balkind turns a sports event into much more than a game. - Alan Kalter, Late Night Television Personality Product Description Michael Balkind, author of the critically acclaimed thriller Sudden Death, scores a home run in his newest book titled Dead Ball. Murder, mystery, elite sports, guns, greed, special ops, mafia, and glamour? Dead Ball has it all! The story takes place on the hallowed grounds of AllSport, a sports facility that houses & trains inner city athletes who have shown professional potential in various sports. Before AllSport, many of these athletes lived in poverty. Many were members of street gangs. Combining these kids, the country's top professional athletes, the finest training facility in the world, and big money, makes for a combustible mix. Cutthroat tactics abound and the high-stakes world of professional sports makes for a thrilling read. A brazen murder is committed and the list of suspects with plenty of motive is long. Then the body count grows. The sports world is one where all kinds of people come to play, not just the athletes, and the rules of the game are sometimes subject to dangerous interpretation. Is murder just another form of competition? Dead Ball is full-throttle action from the very first page!