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The Family Business [Kindle Edition]

Eric Pete , Carl Weber
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (624 customer reviews)

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Book Description

By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they live a dangerous secret life! Carl Weber and Eric Pete deliver a thrilling underworld drama in The Family Business.L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family, is at the age when he’s starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida. But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son Orlando gets the nod, Orlando’s siblings—including the favorite son Vegas, conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant nightclub owner Rio—are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any moment.When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London’s lawyer husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose. Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans’ family business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the Duncans will have to stick together—or die separately!

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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

About the Author

Eric Pete is an Essence bestselling novelist whose previous 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, Reality Check, Crushed Ice & Piano In the Dark and the upcoming Frostbite. He has also written short stories for the anthologies After Hours, Twilight Moods and On The Line. He lives in Texas with his family and is working on his next novel . His website is             

Product Details

  • File Size: 919 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006X464B6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,173 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birds of a Feather - Kill Together... February 5, 2012
O.M.G. The DUNCAN family is off the hook! Vegas, Rio, Orlando, London and Paris = FIYAH!!! I red this book in a weekend! What a way to start off the new year! This story has plot, sex, drama, sex, suspense, sex, betrayal, sex, power, sex, and of course FAMILY!! Did I mention - SEX!!! Yes! The women are so powerful in this story as well as the men. I can't wait for part 2 - The Family Business is definitely one of the top reads for 2012! Thank you Carl Weber and Eric Pete for delivering an unforgettable story - just what we need to shake off the winter chill...
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whew what a Family.... January 31, 2012
This book was so different from the other books that I've read by Carl Weber. The Duncan family was off the hook... Orlando, Rio, London, Paris and Vegas are children of LC and his wife. This family had so much drama that it would make your head spin. This book will have you so hyped that you will not be able to put it down. I can't wait for the next one. I hope that it will not be long before it is released. This is a great read and I highly recommend.... This family is like no other...
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Family Business February 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
" The Family Business" by Carl, where do I begin. This is the story of The Duncan Family. It's head, L.C and wife, Chippy. Orlando, Vegas, London, Rico,and Paris make up their children. On the outside, everything appears calm. But in reality, they each hold thier own serets. Secrets that could threaten to tear the family apart if they ever came to light. They all have a special talent or skill when it comes to running Duncan Motors, the family business. But even that is not what it appears to be!
The Family Business was a great read. I loved how the diffrent point of views were covered. There were so many twists and turns. This is Carl's most edgiest book to date and I loved it. There was a little bit of everything in this book. Action, suspense, comedy, the works! I would love to see this book adapted for the big screen and cannot wait for " Extended Family". Great read.

~Black Faithful Sisters and Brothers Book Club~
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duncan Motors Family Values... February 17, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm almost afraid to write this review because I fear I might give something away. I've been reading Carl for years now and I'm always amazed at his spaghetti-like plot direction and how what you think you know about a character is nothing like the reality of that character. In `The Family Business' we are introduced to the Duncan family. L.C. (dad), Chippy (Mom), and the children; Rio, Orlando, Paris. Together as a family they run Duncan Motors, an extremely successful car dealership. But... as I alluded to earlier, nothing is what it seems. What I enjoyed about this book (aside from the story) was how Carl & Eric would throw in a hairpin that left you like "what... huh?"

This book could easily be a reality show called `Duncan Family Values'. EVERYONE has a secret and EVERYONE has an agenda. I wish I could tell you more about this book... but I'm afraid I would slip up and tell you something that you don't need to hear. Just take my word, K?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Direction for CW February 13, 2012
By LaKo
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Book was edgier than his previous works. This was action, drama, and comedy. Thanks to this book, I'm at work sleepy cause I've been up late two nites straight. Hope this is turned into a movie. GREAT book!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! February 3, 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The Family Business is full of drama and suspense. I started reading and thought I knew where it was going. I didn't, but was glad I chose t go. I recommend this book to all who love good story lines, with the promise of a sequel.

Angelia Vernon Menchan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not everyone's cup of tea June 4, 2012
This book was quite an interesting read, from beginning to end. You will never get bored or feel like the events unfolding are overdone or predictable. The book is exciting and energy packed, and it reads much like an action movie--shootouts, sharp-shooting, warehouse scenes, hostage scenes...and don't forget the steamy sex scenes. If this is what you're looking for, then pick up this book and dig in! However, if you are expecting to read a book with rich character development and characters that you can truly relate to, then leave this book on the shelf. It seems like the authors got so engrossed with the plot line and scenic action that they forgot to fully develop and flesh out their characters. You don't leave the story feeling like you really KNOW these characters--for example: Mama, Junior, Vegas, Sihad, etc. Orlando plays a major role in this story, but by the end of the book, you still don't feel like you truly know him. And LC...he is such an unlikable character. Even unlikable characters should have some kind of redeeming quality, but he has none. You don't get to truly invest in any of the characters, except Paris. Because even though she's a badass, the reader is shown her vulnerability--her desire to be loved and accepted by her Daddy. I also like Rio because we're shown his vulnerability too. But everyone else...I feel like the extensive cast was too large of a ship for the authors to maintain full control over. That being said, if you are looking for a gritty but sophisticated street-tale with interesting characters and a plot line that will keep the pages turning, then this is the book for you. If you're looking for well-developed characters who aren't just action figures but are actual people, then keep it moving; this will not be your cup of tea.

Jessica Barrow-Smith, author of CONFESSIONS OF A DIVA and co-author of DESPERATE
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Family won't they get you in...
Nice book can't wait to read the next one. Would love to read more about Paris. Keeps you entertained. And hopefully they expand on Harris... One mess!
Published 3 days ago by Myoshi Osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!!!!! Gonna read it again
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Published 6 days ago by Jazzmine
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is awesome and very unpredictable
This book is awesome and very unpredictable. It is a "page turner" and you can't wait to read the next page. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Lady T
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular
This book was an amazing tale of what I thought to be just a regular urban family until I kept turning the pages. These authors get 2 snapped up and a twirl!
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love this book.
Published 14 days ago by Takeela Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read!
I know I was late to reading the Family Business by Carl Weber. The Family Business is a good read. Carl Weber did a good job. I have learned a lot in this book. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Precious
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It was a pretty good read.
Published 24 days ago by Stephanie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!!
I could not put this book down! It is definitely a must read and I can't wait to read book 2!!
Published 25 days ago by christina wilson
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