- Publisher: Urban Books (2024-01-23)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 288 pages
- ISBN-13: 9781645565574
- Item Weight: 368.55 grams
- Dimensions: 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 cm
New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and Essence® bestseller La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, money, power, and respect in the next edition of the popular Family Business series.
Five years ago, Orlando Duncan created the perfect drug in HEAT. It made the Duncans more than two hundred and fifty million dollars and was on its way to making them billionaires. However, they abruptly stopped manufacturing the drug when it was proven to cause cancer in rats. Yes, even as drug distributors, they still had a moral compass, placing lives over profit despite the overwhelming demand.
When Orlando is awakened by an alarm in his old lab, he discovers that not only have all his computers, equipment, and notes been stolen, but the robbers have also taken over a million tabs of HEAT that he’d left behind for future experiments—tabs that he had sworn to his family he would destroy.
Dr. Brandi Richardson is one of the most brilliant research chemists in the world, but her propensity for cutting corners led to her firing from both Dow Chemicals and Dupont. She’s now working at CVS as a clerk, but things are about to change for her in a big way.
Billionaire Alexander Cora is known as the Moor by business associates and enemies. His company, Cora International, is a publicly traded EU defense contractor. It is also a front for one of the largest weapons, drugs, and illegal contraband smuggling rings in the world. For some reason, he has set his sights on the Duncan family. That can’t be good, because Alexander plays for keeps, and he has not been known to lose.
Niles Monroe, the handsome hitman and Paris Duncan’s one true love, is back from the dead, and it’s only a matter of time before he comes looking for her.
These rich and powerful people are on a collision course. When the dust settles, who will still be alive, and who will be on top?
About the Author
Carl Weber is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels and short stories. He graduated from Virginia State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has an MBA in marketing from the University of Virginia. A lifelong reader, Weber wanted to write stories about ordinary people who have crazy things happening in their lives. Now, when he’s not connecting with readers through his books, Weber is finding new talent for his own publishing company, Urban Books. His latest venture is Urban Books Media, a production company that is turning several of his novels into films. The first two projects, The Man in 3B and The Preacher’s Son are available now on Netflix. His bestselling series The Family Business and novel Black Hamptons were adapted for the screen and available on BET+ streaming service.
La Jill Hunt is a native of Mobile, AL, who burst onto the literary scene in 2003 with her debut novel, Drama Queen. The memorable characters she created and the entertaining stories she told quickly drew bestselling success and a following of fans, young and old. Although known for her urban chick-lit novels, she has also contributed to the street anthology series Around the Way Girls, and penned an urban romance, Another Sad Love Song. Her erotic short story, Catch 22, is available as a digital download. Currently residing in Virginia Beach, La Jill enjoys spending time with her daughters, family, and friends.