The author of Marengo brings back the residents of Number 56 Kensington Street, Holland Park, London in Big Business, a new adventure as exciting and as entertaining as the first.
Busybody landlady Mrs. Shugart, with her ally Mr. Humbolt at her side, has an empty flat for rent, but her new tenant, upwardly mobile attorney Ms. Sandra Leverock, is anything but what she was hoping for. Especially when she discovers that Ms. Leverock is the niece of her oldest nemesis, Margaret Armstrong.
American journalists Rob Brent and Jeff Schrader are contemplating a life changing opportunity that promises them more angst than joy, while upstairs neighbor DJ Pack finds himself attracted to Ms. Leverock in spite of the fact that she's engaged to billionaire Edgar Allardice.
As the neighbors settle into their new circumstances, Mrs. Shugart finds herself grappling with a past that she thought was settled long ago. Ms. Leverock and DJ grow closer, while Margaret becomes embroiled in the mystery of who is trying to buy out her shares in her late husband's corporation, so she enlists Rob and Jeff to assist her in the quest. And Allardice, determined to see his empire expand by any means necessary, begins pulling the strings like a puppet master.
Murder, intrigue, and corporate ruthlessness combine to teach the residents of Number 56 Kensington Street just how dangerous the world of big business can be.
The sequel to Marengo, Big Business is Carey Parrish at his best.