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The Profit by John Karter

The Profit

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It is clear from the opening paragraphs that Piers Black is a character to loathe and yet he is mesmerising a nation with his ‘message’. Will anyone challenge him and will it have any effect? You’ll have to read the book to find out but be prepared to find it a disturbing journey in to the mind of someone whose beliefs may not be that different from those in power today.


The Profit by John Karter


PIERS BLACK 'revered by men and universally desired by women, a legend in his own Armani suit' has a message to deliver. When he pours forth his wisdom on a variety of subjects ranging from greed and love, to friendship and mobile phones, it is an occasion that attracts more attention than a presidential photo call at the White House.

Inspired by Kahlil Gibran's cult philosophical work, The Profit is a parable for our times, exposing the uncompromising worldview of an international tycoon, whose gross lack of conscience at times gives way to humane insights about the ‘me society’.

About the Author

John Karter is a former writer for The Times, The Sunday Times and The Independent. He is the author of biographies of Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori and is also a qualified psychotherapist with a book published on the subject. The Profit is his first work of fiction.

Karter also works as a film and television extra with credits including The Dark Knight, The Golden Age, Amazing Grace and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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Publication date

1st October 2008


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