How Greed and Materialism Tears Down a Person in New Book

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Pierre S. Hughes’ “The Directors” reveals an absorbing tale of corruption, murder, and adultery for the sake of money and power.

As Mahatma Gandhi once remarked, “There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed.” Man’s bottomless well to satisfy the self and to own more power begets all the evils in this world. With this, author Pierre S. Hughes pens an indelible and impactful story of selfish ambitions and broken dreams in his new book titled The Directors. What becomes of an egocentric man who is narrowed by his desire for money and power, readers can follow this indelible tale.

In this riveting family saga, a small town owes its new-found repute to Chris Jones. Without him, the place could have been long removed from the map due to its shadowy past. Under Chris’ leadership as the town mayor, its status rocketed with old and new people occupying it back to life. For this reason, people greatly admired him. Not only was he hero-worshipped as an elected official, his family was being looked up to as well. The life he lived was exemplary and his name was tantamount to perfection.

That was what was known. Often, people only see façades but if one could see through it, its foundation could hardly keep it from falling apart. Behind the acts and pretense, his family, as well as his notion of right and wrong, is disintegrating. Blinded by greed, his life is stained with corruption, murder, and adultery. Chris barely finds time for his wife and kids as he hoggishly hankers after money and power. At home, his children wanted their father back, not an egomaniac dressed in fancy suits. As if that is not enough, his wife feels abandoned and desperately needs loving. And in his husband’s absence, the household pool boy is willing to take his role.

Will Chris be able to realize that he is veering away from the righteous path or will greed ultimately own him? Readers will ravel the answer and more in The Directors, a book housing a truly powerful fictional story that elaborates on how some people can become deeply rooted with greed that they lose sight of what really matters.

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About the Author
Pierre S. Hughes has authored a total of five books, two of which are self-help Christian books, the others being novels. He is is the president and CEO of Hughes Books & Design Inc. He is also the founder of Hughes Speaks Life, a social networking website that focuses on topics that people from all walks of life face while searching for their divine purpose.

The Directors * by Pierre S. Hughes
Money, Power & Greed At Its Best
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 205 pages; 978-1-4836-0201-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 205 pages; 978-1-4836-0202-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-0203-5

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