The Family Business

The Family Business

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by Carl Weber, Eric Pete
     
 

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Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens. They may be known for their big house, fancy cars, and lavish lifestyle, but that doesn't make them immune from some over-the-top drama.

L.C. Duncan has run his successful car dealership in Jamaica, Queens for more than thirty years, but when the recession hits and the competition gets a little rough,

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Meet the Duncans, a prominent family from Jamaica, Queens. They may be known for their big house, fancy cars, and lavish lifestyle, but that doesn't make them immune from some over-the-top drama.

L.C. Duncan has run his successful car dealership in Jamaica, Queens for more than thirty years, but when the recession hits and the competition gets a little rough, some say it's time for him to retire. Palm trees and golf sound like fun, but L.C. still has a few tricks up his sleeve. Which one of his kids can he trust to run the family business?

Paris could give any supermodel a run for her money. When she walks in the room, all heads turn, but it's her anger issues and knack for getting into trouble that most people remember. She's much more dangerous than anyone gives her credit for—except, perhaps, her father.

Orlando is the most obvious choice to lead the Duncans into the future. He has proven himself to be quite the businessman over the years; but sometimes, the most obvious choice isn't always the best choice.

Harris Grant is married to L.C.'s oldest daughter. In Harris's opinion, he's the most qualified to run the family business. Now he just needs to convince L.C. . . . and make sure no one discovers the secret he's been keeping.

Harris isn't the only one with skeletons in the closet. The Duncan family has been keeping a secret of their own—a deep, dark secret that, if revealed, will shock the entire community.

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Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher’s Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain’t the One. He is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which is currently producing films based on several of Weber’s bestselling novels. He lives in Long Island, New York, with his family. His Web site is carlweber.net

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601625359
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
38,632
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of The Preacher’s Son, So You Call Yourself a Man, Something on the Side, Up to No Good, Big Girls Do Cry, Torn Between Two Lovers, and She Ain’t the One. He is the publisher and editorial Director of Urban Books and CEO of Urban Books Media, which is currently producing films based on several of Weber’s bestselling novels. He lives in Long Island, New York, with his family. His website is carlweber.net. 

Eric Pete 
is an Essence bestselling novelist. His works include Someone’s in the Kitchen, Gets No Love, Don’t Get It Twisted, Lady Sings the Cruels, Blow Your Mind, Sticks and Stones, and Reality Check. He has also contributed to the anthologies After Hours, Twilight Moods, and On the Line. He currently resides in Texas, where he is working on his next novel. His website is ericpete.com.

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The Family Business 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had this book pre ordered on my Nook and had been anticipationg its release date. From the moment I started reading I knew that this book was going to be another great read. This author never lets you down. I had to post another review, Because I love that Carl makes his characters so believable. When you sit back and read his books you can visualize and hear each character saying their lines. But as you read the narration you can tell that he is a highly educated individual. As long as he keeps writing I will keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg...this book kept me entertained till the end. Well worth the buy and Carl just keeps getting better. Can't wait for Part 2... i hope they tell us a little more about Vegas.... Still one the best ive read since Mary B's Darius Jones. I tell you that you will not be dissapointed....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is full of twists turns and the unexpected. I can't wait for part 2!
1stMizzFranklin More than 1 year ago
In one word.... AWESOME! Well worth every penny I spent. I kinda wish I would have waited until the sequel was released because I am too impatient. I want to know what happens in the end right now. This is the first project I have read from Eric Pete but I know that Carl Weber puts it down in his work. Good job to both authors, keep the Duncan's story alive- we have our own 'Sopranos' now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed myself from beginning to end couldnt stop reading im just sad because i want to read the next one now
MOCHALITE1 More than 1 year ago
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO PRINT FAMILY BUSINESS 2 ? I'M ON PINS AND NEEDLES DRAGGING OUT FAMILY BUSINESS I GIVE FAMILY BUSINESS 100 STARS :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding book, full of drama and suspense. Highly recommended....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carl Weber, does it again. I read this book over the weekend. Great story and I can't wait for the sequel. I will definitely recommned to my reading group.
d-nell More than 1 year ago
Never a dull moment in this book. Captivating from the beginning until the end...Can't wait for the second book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply great, off the HOOK, waiting for part 2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time putting this book down. This is a great book with twist n turns cant wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! Cant wait till part 2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book starts a little slow but picked up at a very good pace i couldn't put it down I'm definitely going to read part 2 nice job guys but carl weber never disappoints
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is no business like family business and this book proves it!! This book was very good. There was supense at every twist and turn. Pulling you deeper and deeper into the lives of the Duncan family. But This book was also raw but had just enough class. I loved how the family's life was exposed layer by layer. This is a really good read!! So happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the beginning to the end was action and drama. Very good and easy read. Had everything you expect from Carl Weber. Loved it!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I loved it from start to finish. Never a dull moment. You dont want to put it down. Im so excited for the second book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book fooled me at the beginning,I DIDNT think it was a hood book. I koved it. Can't wait to read the next one. Great job Carl&Eric!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I must tell you that this book gets 5 stars my husband read it first than i just finished it and i just can't wait for The Family business two and by the way am still trying to make up for lost sleep. Movie would be awesome some day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book one day and finished it the next day i couldnt put it down. Another Carl Weber hit
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and full of drama for your mama..."soooo many surprises" A true keeper...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book highly. It was full of excitement and I could not put the book down. I anxiousely await the sequel to this book.
drizzyovo More than 1 year ago
really good book! can't wait until book 2 comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great and had a strong story line. There are some points when I get very upset with the characters but it makes for a great read!
Betunka More than 1 year ago
This is not a kind of book that I enjoy, but I can tell that it is a good Summer Reading. The way that it is written makes you motivated to get into the Story.