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The Family Business (Family Business Novels) Hardcover – February 1, 2012

Book 1 of 3 in the Family Business Series

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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 --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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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 ericpete.com.             
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Product Details

  • Series: Family Business Novels
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Urban; 1 edition (February 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601624670
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601624673
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (606 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #377,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carl Weber and Eric Pete have done a great job!
C. Burns
This book was very suspenseful and a definite page turner, Kept me on edge and anxious to finish the book!
Rozie
This story has plot, sex, drama, sex, suspense, sex, betrayal, sex, power, sex, and of course FAMILY!!
Denise Bolds

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Denise Bolds VINE VOICE on February 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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 By LOVE2READ VINE VOICE on January 31, 2012
Format: Hardcover
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 By C. Towns on February 25, 2012
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" The Family Business" by Carl Weber...wow, 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 By Jason Frost VINE VOICE on February 17, 2012
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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 By LaKo on February 13, 2012
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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 By Angelia Menchan on February 3, 2012
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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 By OOSA Online Book Club on August 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The Duncan's name carry a lot of weight. As a respected businessman, L.C. has been able to build up his empire and with six grown children, now is the perfect time for him to step down. Or at least that's what his children believe. Somewhere the Duncan's have become vulnerable and ripe for the picking. As the patriarch of the family, it's L.C.'s job to locate that threat and eliminate it before it can cause any destruction to his family.

Orlando is now the head of the Duncan family. While he wasn't the family's obvious choice, Vegas, is indisposed and until his return, Orlando is the one in charge. Or is he? Soon Orlando realizes that his life needs to be all family all the time. Is he truly prepared for what being a leader in the Duncan family entails?

Secrets have a way of unfolding and catching you in a hornet's nest. For Harris, L.C.'s right hand man and son-in-law, he finds himself having to make a very difficult decision. Either way, he could be jeopardizing more than just business. Can he find a happy medium for everyone?

When business gets messy, the Duncan's have to figure out a plan to hash out details with an old acquaintance. As suspicion and doubt are cast, it's time for the Duncan's to prove that they have what it takes to maintain. Are they willing to unite as a family in order to do so?

"The Family Business" by Carl Weber and Eric Pete had the potential to be so much more! I mean you could literally see the potential in flashes and you wanted to reach in the book and yank it out, but with so much stacked against it, the book was destined to fail. There is no true introduction to the characters. You're thrown into a story that transforms into a different story. So much is being said, but nothing is being explained.
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