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#BlogTour #Extract Deadline By Erkut Sogut @inkeditorial 

Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all to my stop of the Blog Tour for Deadline By Erkut Sogut and I would like to share an extract from the book, with all of you. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

Publisher: CA Publishing House Ltd
ISBN13: 978-1739728809
Genre: Thriller
Release date: 16 02 2022
Price*: Kindle £2.99 (GBP)/  Paperback £7.49 (GBP)
Kindle $4.01 (USD)/ Paperback $10.00 (USD)
Pages: ~ 285
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK

Description of the book: As transfer deadline day looms, Ander Anaia is about to make the deal of a lifetime. All that stands in his way is a rival agent. Or so he thinks. The Table, a secret cabal of super agents involved in ‘off-pitch’ criminal activites, have other ideas. And they’ve kidnapped his daughter Joska as collateral.

David Miller is about to make his first serious deal. A deal that would bring Ander’s world crashing down around him. Now Ander must do everything in his power to stop him. Or risk losing his daughter – and the deal. In this exhilarating debut novel, Erkut Sogut — one of football’s most influential agents, with clients including Mesut Ozil — uses own his experiences to lift the lid on the murky world of football agenting.

Extract from Deadline:

“Can’t wait. To see you, of course, but also… well, you never quite know who might be listening on the phone.”
“What do you mean?” David’s new-found confidence was dented.
“I’ll tell you later. Can’t talk now. And David? Be careful.”
But she had already hung up.
A sense of dread manifested in the pit of David’s stomach. He slowly put his phone back into his pocket and looked took in his surroundings. A few people having a late lunch still lingered, making the most of their hour break by taking in some sunshine.
He noticed two men, dressed all in black with sunglasses helping to obscure their faces, sitting on the other side of the park.
As he caught their eye, it seemed to David that they stopped talking to one another. David turned away from them quickly, got up from his bench and began to walk back towards his office. Something about the men, about the way they looked at him had unsettled him. He cast a look back over his shoulder.
The men had got up from their seat and were making their way over to him with a determined stride.
He pulled his phone out of his pocket again, hoping it might help him. Perhaps he could call the police. His mind raced through various irrational scenarios as he computed how he would deal with each one. David broke into a trot as the two men were catching up.
As he neared the exit of the park a voice called after him, “Excuse me, sir? Just a minute.”
David pretended to be preoccupied by his phone and crossed the street, barely checking for oncoming cars. A bus screamed by, missing him by a fraction, blaring its horn. Never once considering slowing down.
He reached the front of his office building and fumbled for his key card. Eventually he managed to swipe it in front of the reader. The doors seemed to take an age to open but eventually slid open. David finally walked into the entrance and breathed a sigh of relief.
He hadn’t looked back again and had no idea where the men might be. He jogged up the stairs, not wanting to take the elevator in case the men made it inside and he was trapped in there with him. Inside the office he walked over to the window as beads of sweat broke over his brow. He could see no one. Just nerves. They were probably just some random guys, nothing to do with him. Why did they call out to me, then?
“What’s going on, amigo?” asked Jose as David strode back into the office and began pacing up and down on the carpet.
“Nothing Jose, nothing,” he replied, determined not to let his fear show as he continued to scan outside the window. “Let’s just get this done, eh? Sooner the better.”

About the author: Erkut Sogut was born in Hanover, Germany and in addition to being an author, is a football agent, lawyer and lecturer. His debut novel, DEADLINE, is the first in a planned series of thrillers that aim to shine a light onto the darker side of international football. He is the founder of the London-based player representation agency Family & Football. In addition to this, he has also launched the ‘M10’ brand, manages a social media following of over 100 million, runs a sports education company, has co-founded Unity – a cosmetic company with a focus on sustainability and environmental awareness.

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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