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The Family Business (Family Business Novels) [Kindle Edition]

Eric Pete , Carl Weber
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (486 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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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: 603 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006X464B6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 22 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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39 of 43 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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21 of 23 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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9 of 10 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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7 of 8 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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4 of 4 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! January 20, 2014
By Geda
Format:Kindle Edition
Full of loyalty,betrayal,sex, name it, it's in this book! I highly recommend this book! Don't let it miss you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reading January 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good reading for those who really have nothing planned to do. Meet the members of a close family business and enjoy
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
I loved this book. It's a good read!!!! I wished it would have ended a lil different. Lots of twists an turns....
Published 1 day ago by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Books
This a great book to read. You think you read about upright family good citizen and they turn out to be in everything drugs, killing people and etc.
Published 2 days ago by nana1956
3.0 out of 5 stars it was aight
Turned Ghetto in a flash. I was still able to read it though. He has written better. Glad this was a library ebook....
Published 4 days ago by Shawnte West
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Definitely a triller and page turner. Wasn't sure how I felt about all the killing but couldn't put the book down.
Published 9 days ago by Alicia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
To me it was to good to put down on second one now
Published 11 days ago by REDBONE
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read !
this book was well written and I love the characters and the positions that they had and the family business awesome book I recommend it to everyone.
Published 1 month ago by Joyce Freeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I enjoyed this book very much. It was suspenseful and had some romance. I would recommend it to someone who enjoys suspense and has an opened mind. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Darline Valcin
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
I would recommend this book to others because it's an easy read and the characters are cool with distinct personalities. It is interesting and keeps your attention.
Published 1 month ago by A. Massey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the action
This is a novel that you can truly get lost in. The characters are vivid and you can't wait to get to the next chapter to see what happens next!
Published 1 month ago by Deborah B. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Great book! Must read! Not as juicy as the authors NeNe Capri, Coleman or Cash, but it is a good read!
Published 1 month ago by Mi-Mi
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