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Title:
Grand Opening 2

A Family Business Novel
Author:
Weber, Carl

Hunt, La Jill
Subject:
Fiction
African American Fiction
Description:
From the minds of New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence bestseller La Jill Hunt comes the newest entry into the game-changing Family Business saga. The year is 1978, the Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Ms. Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp. No one knows who the killers are, but instead of drawing closer, the family is split when their grief-stricken leader, LC, is offered membership in the South's most powerful black organization, the Council. Membership has its privileges, but they do not include his brothers. LC packs up his growing family and moves to Atlanta to open his first car dealership. Unable to deal with his mother's death, Lou Duncan searches for her killers with the help of an unlikely ally—LC's ex-fiancée. Her presence may cost him his relationship with his brothers, but Lou is resigned to that fact because Donna's help is instrumental in finding Ms. Bettie's abductors. What he will soon learn is that his search for the truth will also lead him to discover a long-buried Duncan family secret.
Publisher:
Kensington

Urban Books
Date:
2017/08/29
Digital Format:
HTML

Kindle

Adobe EPUB
Language:
English

Summary

Summary

From the minds of New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence bestseller La Jill Hunt comes the newest entry into the game-changing Family Business saga.

The year is 1978, the Duncan brothers and their tough-as-nails women have vanquished their rivals and taken their place as the leaders of Waycross, Georgia's criminal enterprises. However, their rise to power has not gone unnoticed, and the family is rocked when their mother, Ms. Bettie, is kidnapped and her body is found in a swamp.

No one knows who the killers are, but instead of drawing closer, the family is split when their grief-stricken leader, LC, is offered membership in the South's most powerful black organization, the Council. Membership has its privileges, but they do not include his brothers. LC packs up his growing family and moves to Atlanta to open his first car dealership.

Unable to deal with his mother's death, Lou Duncan searches for her killers with the help of an unlikely ally--LC's ex-fianc#65533;e. Her presence may cost him his relationship with his brothers, but Lou is resigned to that fact because Donna's help is instrumental in finding Ms. Bettie's abductors. What he will soon learn is that his search for the truth will also lead him to discover a long-buried Duncan family secret.


Author Notes

Carl Weber graduated from Virginia State University and holds an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia. He is an Essence bestselling novelist and author of Something on the Side, The First Lady, So You Call Yourself a Man, The Preacher's Son, Player Haters, Baby Mama Drama and Married Man. He is also the author of several New York Times Best Sellers such as He Said, She Said, She Ain't The One, and The Family Business 2. Weber is a life long reader but wanted to write. When he realized the growing importance of African-American fiction to readers and publishers he couldn't resist writing. He wanted to write a book about ordinary people who have crazy things happen in their lives. His work received immediate positive responce from readers. Once he had one book under his belt, he kept going. His first novel - Lookin' for Luv, was a relationbship story written from the male perspective. In addition to his writing, Weber is the founder and publisher of Urban Books and in 2005, he was named Blackboard's Publisher of The Year. He is also a recipient of Blackboard's Bestseller of the Year award.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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