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New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and redemption in the next addition in the wildly popular Family Business series. LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has just been arrested on federal RICO charges stemming from a child pornography and human trafficking ring he's been accused of secretly runn New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and redemption in the next addition in the wildly popular Family Business series. LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has just been arrested on federal RICO charges stemming from a child pornography and human trafficking ring he's been accused of secretly running. LC has done his share of dirt over the years, but kiddie porn and child prostitution are not his style--or so he says. The evidence is overwhelming, and even his beloved wife Chippy is starting to have her doubts. Determined to clear their father's name Vegas, Junior, and Rio set out to find out the truth. They will soon find out that sometimes, the truth can be worse than the lie you've been told. Meanwhile, the beautiful Paris Duncan is haunted by recurring nightmares of her true love, Niles Monroe. She blew up his private plane when he became a threat to her family; however, there have been signs that suggest he may still be alive. Could LC's arrest have something to do with Niles' reappearance in her life? Or is it her son, Jordan, that Niles is really interested in? Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family.


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New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and redemption in the next addition in the wildly popular Family Business series. LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has just been arrested on federal RICO charges stemming from a child pornography and human trafficking ring he's been accused of secretly runn New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber and La Jill Hunt return with a story of love, betrayal and redemption in the next addition in the wildly popular Family Business series. LC Duncan, patriarch and leader of the Duncan clan, has just been arrested on federal RICO charges stemming from a child pornography and human trafficking ring he's been accused of secretly running. LC has done his share of dirt over the years, but kiddie porn and child prostitution are not his style--or so he says. The evidence is overwhelming, and even his beloved wife Chippy is starting to have her doubts. Determined to clear their father's name Vegas, Junior, and Rio set out to find out the truth. They will soon find out that sometimes, the truth can be worse than the lie you've been told. Meanwhile, the beautiful Paris Duncan is haunted by recurring nightmares of her true love, Niles Monroe. She blew up his private plane when he became a threat to her family; however, there have been signs that suggest he may still be alive. Could LC's arrest have something to do with Niles' reappearance in her life? Or is it her son, Jordan, that Niles is really interested in? Get ready for another roller coaster ride with the Duncan family.

30 review for The Family Business 5: A Family Business Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    This was sort of a letdown. While there were too many characters in the KD Shrug plotline, Carl Weber can artfully weave them in so they seem necessary when, really, they don't. There was not enough Duncan Action for me. I kept waiting for Paris, Sasha and Rio to hit that Ranch with guns blazing and wreaking havoc. The other twist with the family dynamic was interesting. Waiting for Book 6 to see where that goes. Still, I highly recommend reading. 👍👍 This was sort of a letdown. While there were too many characters in the KD Shrug plotline, Carl Weber can artfully weave them in so they seem necessary when, really, they don't. There was not enough Duncan Action for me. I kept waiting for Paris, Sasha and Rio to hit that Ranch with guns blazing and wreaking havoc. The other twist with the family dynamic was interesting. Waiting for Book 6 to see where that goes. Still, I highly recommend reading. 👍👍

  2. 5 out of 5

    Cheryl James

    I am a true fan of the Duncan Family. I have read all the books in the series and I have also watched both tv mini series. For some reason this book fell short for me. It was all over the place. No real plot and no real meaning. I'm hoping for a good comeback story. I would hate to see the Duncan's go out like this😥 I am a true fan of the Duncan Family. I have read all the books in the series and I have also watched both tv mini series. For some reason this book fell short for me. It was all over the place. No real plot and no real meaning. I'm hoping for a good comeback story. I would hate to see the Duncan's go out like this😥

  3. 4 out of 5

    Athenee

    I assumed this book would pick up where The Family Business 4 left off, but that is not the case. In fact, Orlando is not in the book at all. Even so, I enjoyed the book, although not one of my favorites in the series. I was disappointed in the underdeveloped outcome. After over 200 pages of the story build-up, surely a more thorough ending was expected.

  4. 5 out of 5

    T. Watley

    Love the Duncans! Always great to read about the Duncans. I didn't like KD but he was a good addition. Really wish we could have seen Orlando but I can tell the Duncan's story is far from over. Love the Duncans! Always great to read about the Duncans. I didn't like KD but he was a good addition. Really wish we could have seen Orlando but I can tell the Duncan's story is far from over.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Erica

    The book description is wrong. This is not what the book is about...maybe that happens in the next installment in this series but not this one.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Anita Maria

    I can't stand Carl Weber!...ugggggggghhhhh 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦I swear I'm not reading anymore Duncan family books... I'm lying 😁 (Anxiously waiting book 6) #INEEDANSWERS I can't stand Carl Weber!...ugggggggghhhhh 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦I swear I'm not reading anymore Duncan family books... I'm lying 😁 (Anxiously waiting book 6) #INEEDANSWERS

  7. 5 out of 5

    Diane Rembert

    Book number 10 of the Family Business series, brings more enemies and more drama. One storyline focuses on Vegas’ son,Nevada. We practically watch him step into his position as a Duncan grandson. His mother threatened to take him back to California and back to boarding school. In the midst of his rebellion, he finds puppy love, which leads him on a mission. What they find turned out to be much more than anyone expected. Meanwhile, something weird is going on when it comes to Rio. A freak accident Book number 10 of the Family Business series, brings more enemies and more drama. One storyline focuses on Vegas’ son,Nevada. We practically watch him step into his position as a Duncan grandson. His mother threatened to take him back to California and back to boarding school. In the midst of his rebellion, he finds puppy love, which leads him on a mission. What they find turned out to be much more than anyone expected. Meanwhile, something weird is going on when it comes to Rio. A freak accident leads to a case of mistaken identity, but the revelation is mind-blowing! Just when you think there couldn’t be anymore secrets...here comes another. I really appreciate the way NYT bestseller @iamcarlweber and @lacooljill addressed the social issues in this book. I recommend this 💎💎💎💎💎 book and this entire series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Definitely got to be a book 6! Spoiler alert! Harris was mentioned in this book. Sounded like he was okay, but in book 4, he had been hit by a truck and had multiple injuries. He was in an induced coma. That was all I knew by the end of book 4, and suddenly in book 5, he is okay????

  9. 5 out of 5

    Robin Williams

    Carl Weber never fails entertaining us with The Duncan Family!!! Talk about surprises and turn of events!!!! Whoa!!!! I don’t want to add spoilers, but I will say this.... you won’t be left disappointed and you’ll be left in shock!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brandi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This will be the last family business book I read. They are good books and quick reads but I just feel like this saga could go one forever. It took me a minute to really get into this one only because I had to reacquaint myself with the Duncan family members. This book focused mostly on Nevada who is Vegas's son, Kia who works for Vegas's girlfriend in a brothel and the crooked KD Shruggs. We are also informed that Chippy originally had triplets not just twins Paris and Rio. In this story, we ar This will be the last family business book I read. They are good books and quick reads but I just feel like this saga could go one forever. It took me a minute to really get into this one only because I had to reacquaint myself with the Duncan family members. This book focused mostly on Nevada who is Vegas's son, Kia who works for Vegas's girlfriend in a brothel and the crooked KD Shruggs. We are also informed that Chippy originally had triplets not just twins Paris and Rio. In this story, we are introduced to their long lost twin, Roman who was raised by the nurse who took care of Chippy during her delivery. All in all, the story was good and held your attention to keep you reading but seriously......HOW MANY MORE BOOKS on this family? Also, the way this book ends, you know there will be #6 book out soon.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Monique

    This cannot be the same Family Business series I know and love. This book was so out of sync with the other books. Plus how in the world do you write a Duncan family story and Orlando was no where to be found. He was "conveniently" off dealing with his crazy baby mama. The storyline was so far in left field it was laughable and got stranger with each chapter. Please go back to the formula that made this series successful. This book read like a bad Tyler Perry show or movie. It got three stars bu This cannot be the same Family Business series I know and love. This book was so out of sync with the other books. Plus how in the world do you write a Duncan family story and Orlando was no where to be found. He was "conveniently" off dealing with his crazy baby mama. The storyline was so far in left field it was laughable and got stranger with each chapter. Please go back to the formula that made this series successful. This book read like a bad Tyler Perry show or movie. It got three stars but it is really more like a 2.5. Carl has to redeem himself with the next book. Don't let LC, Chippy and the rest of the family go out like chumps. We need a do over. I blame 2020 for the tomfoolery for this book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Regina Rouse

    And once again, I wasn't disappointed, I love this series.... And once again, I wasn't disappointed, I love this series....

  13. 4 out of 5

    Chandra

    I was a little disappointed in some parts of the book, but overall it was pretty good. Waiting for Family Business 6. Hope it comes soon.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lee G. Hampton

    Waiting for #6 Waiting for Family Business 6. KD is an obnoxious character. Like a bad rash. He keeps coming back. I have read all of Carl Weber novels.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Carl Weber always seems to come with the twists and turns in his novels,and the fifth installment of the "Family Business" series is no different. This time,LC Duncan is dealing with racism in spite of his and his family's success. The cause of this? A sheriff named KD Shrugs, who wants nothing more than to take the Duncan family down no matter what he has to do. Meanwhile,Nevada just has girls and sex on his mind,and that soon leads him to El Paso, which just also happens to be where KD is. Wha Carl Weber always seems to come with the twists and turns in his novels,and the fifth installment of the "Family Business" series is no different. This time,LC Duncan is dealing with racism in spite of his and his family's success. The cause of this? A sheriff named KD Shrugs, who wants nothing more than to take the Duncan family down no matter what he has to do. Meanwhile,Nevada just has girls and sex on his mind,and that soon leads him to El Paso, which just also happens to be where KD is. What will LC do to stay safe? What will happen to Nevada? Rio? He's got his own trouble to deal with after he's attacked by a random person at a nightclub. Will he recover? Read it and find out! What other secrets might come to the light in this novel? Read it and find out! Definitely an action packed read!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Nevada

    All I gotta say is ((((Dam))) they did it again!!! This book is so fire! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. There is so much goodness and mercy. Fully loaded!! The authors did a tag team, dynamic duo and wonder twins event. This book although chocked full of various subjects, it came together. It's dripping with more to come. They did the dam thing and I can't even go into any details because I don't want to give away the story. This reading enjoyment is filled with all the drama that spills ou All I gotta say is ((((Dam))) they did it again!!! This book is so fire! I enjoyed it from beginning to end. There is so much goodness and mercy. Fully loaded!! The authors did a tag team, dynamic duo and wonder twins event. This book although chocked full of various subjects, it came together. It's dripping with more to come. They did the dam thing and I can't even go into any details because I don't want to give away the story. This reading enjoyment is filled with all the drama that spills out of the family business series. Topics explored: racism, politics, sex trafficking, human trafficking, mistaken identity, organ donation, family secrets, substance abuse recovery, money, power, & respect. Next installment please......

  17. 4 out of 5

    Helen Williams

    LC Duncan and the Duncan clan are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Sixteen year old Nevada Duncan is attracted to beautiful Kia and wants to help her find her sister, who is involved in the sex trade. Nevada runs away with her to El Paso, Texas to help her find her sister. El Paso is the last place any Duncan wants to be. That's the home of racist KD Shrugs. Rio Duncan finds himself caught up in a case of mistaken identity for Roman Johnson and is brutally LC Duncan and the Duncan clan are being challenged by the ultimate power-hungry racist, Sheriff KD Shrugs. Sixteen year old Nevada Duncan is attracted to beautiful Kia and wants to help her find her sister, who is involved in the sex trade. Nevada runs away with her to El Paso, Texas to help her find her sister. El Paso is the last place any Duncan wants to be. That's the home of racist KD Shrugs. Rio Duncan finds himself caught up in a case of mistaken identity for Roman Johnson and is brutally attacked at a nightclub. This mistaken identity will open up a can of worms for the Duncan clan that will rock them all!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nicole Robinson

    Lackluster I’ve read all the books in this series and this is my least favorite. The Duncan’s usually bring more action to the table. The plot seemed to be all over the place. I’m not naive enough to think organ harvesting isn’t as real as human trafficking but it’s a little far fetched to think that all these people where coincidentally connected in some way. Also, why didn’t we hear anything about London and Orlando, it’s like they didn’t even exist, and they had a lot going on in the last book Lackluster I’ve read all the books in this series and this is my least favorite. The Duncan’s usually bring more action to the table. The plot seemed to be all over the place. I’m not naive enough to think organ harvesting isn’t as real as human trafficking but it’s a little far fetched to think that all these people where coincidentally connected in some way. Also, why didn’t we hear anything about London and Orlando, it’s like they didn’t even exist, and they had a lot going on in the last book. Lastly a long lost baby......why? Was that necessary? Maybe this should be the end of the series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Elle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Although this is one of my favorite series, I was disappointed in that I was hoping for a book focus on Rio. However, this latest installment was a topical page-turner for me as The Duncan family saga continues... Eff that shyt. Mofos ain't just gonna keep rolling up in here like they invited guests. I think this is the funniest line when Rio is face to face with Vaughn's in a hospital bed in the kitchen. Chapters Nevada 1, 3, 16, 17, 19, 31, 39, 43, & 45 LC 2, 5, 14, 42, 44, 46, & 59 Roman 4, 8, 15 Although this is one of my favorite series, I was disappointed in that I was hoping for a book focus on Rio. However, this latest installment was a topical page-turner for me as The Duncan family saga continues... Eff that shyt. Mofos ain't just gonna keep rolling up in here like they invited guests. I think this is the funniest line when Rio is face to face with Vaughn's in a hospital bed in the kitchen. Chapters Nevada 1, 3, 16, 17, 19, 31, 39, 43, & 45 LC 2, 5, 14, 42, 44, 46, & 59 Roman 4, 8, 15, 24, 28, 34, 40, 50, 53, & 57 Vegas 6, 21, 36, 38, 48, & 51 KD 7, 9, 12, 18, 20, 23, 26, 30, 32, 35, 41, 47, 49, & 52 Rio 10, 25, 29, 33, 37, & 54 Paris 11 & 22 Chippy 13, 27, & 58 Margaret 55 & 56

  20. 4 out of 5

    Terra Robinson

    Off the reservation! After listening to books 1-4 then ending with book 5, I felt like this book had an entirely different formula than what drew me in previously. We heard more about KD and his shenanigans, and less about the Ducans and their extended family. Everyone just seemed to be acting out of character, and others were all of a sudden gone from the story altogether. I enjoyed the first 4 books more, but still managed to be entertained regardless of how far left this particular story seeme Off the reservation! After listening to books 1-4 then ending with book 5, I felt like this book had an entirely different formula than what drew me in previously. We heard more about KD and his shenanigans, and less about the Ducans and their extended family. Everyone just seemed to be acting out of character, and others were all of a sudden gone from the story altogether. I enjoyed the first 4 books more, but still managed to be entertained regardless of how far left this particular story seemed to go.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Francoise Crowell

    From book one I have been in heavy anticipation of the sequels in this series. While all of them were fairly good, this one was slightly disappointing. True to his style there are plot twists and the book is still high energy but it seems to be lacking something that I can't quite put my finger on. It is almost as if he was rushing to either meet a deadline or put out the sequel. It is definitely not boring or poorly written. Simply put, for me, it lacked the element of not being able to put it From book one I have been in heavy anticipation of the sequels in this series. While all of them were fairly good, this one was slightly disappointing. True to his style there are plot twists and the book is still high energy but it seems to be lacking something that I can't quite put my finger on. It is almost as if he was rushing to either meet a deadline or put out the sequel. It is definitely not boring or poorly written. Simply put, for me, it lacked the element of not being able to put it down.

  22. 4 out of 5

    LitQueen MissElle Bayyyyybe

    Mind Blowing. I just first off want to say you didn’t hold nothing back when you wrote this installment. This book has brought a side of Chippy, I’ve been waiting to see. Nevada’s voice is heard clearly. He is definitely Duncan Royalty. I didn’t even see the arc of Roman until Rio ended up in his house. I was like omgggggggggg! This is definitely what I needed to remember what’s going on with the Duncan family. I am waiting for the next installment.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kheri-Ann

    I gave this book 3 stars because of my loyalty to what Weber has created with this series. I enjoy it when Rio (the least violent and aggressive sibling) is brought to the forefront as a reminder that he also has value in the family. I also like to see the strength of Chippy’s role inside and outside of the family. The concept around the new family member is interesting. The Shrugs angle was a tasteless distraction that made the read more difficult for me. Overall, I would continue to read this I gave this book 3 stars because of my loyalty to what Weber has created with this series. I enjoy it when Rio (the least violent and aggressive sibling) is brought to the forefront as a reminder that he also has value in the family. I also like to see the strength of Chippy’s role inside and outside of the family. The concept around the new family member is interesting. The Shrugs angle was a tasteless distraction that made the read more difficult for me. Overall, I would continue to read this series and Weber’s other books with characters from this series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shavonna

    These two authors did not disappoint once again, The plot twist in this newest installment of the Duncan’s family drama was a shocker and I was there for it. It kept me on edge the whole time. I enjoyed that Rio was giving more of the spotlight in the Duncan clan, I hope this is not the end but I need more and I want more and of course they left you wanting more.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Keesha L. Mobley

    Another great read! Whew a third baby, I didn’t see that coming. All the twist and turns had me rushing to get to the next page. I have to admit Carl Weber has done it again. The Duncan family prevails, I can’t wait for book 6 and so on to see what this family gets into next. Thank you Carl for always writing wonderful page turners. I love the Duncan family.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Yolanda Knight- Palmer

    Another great read from the Duncan Klan. Never a dull moment when it comes to this family,Nevada is growing into a handsome young man and the girls are noticing him one in particular Kia. KD Shuggs is new to the series a racist ex sheriff in El Paso, Tx. Rio is mistaking to be someone else and find himself fighting for his. A lot will come out this book that will leave you Shocked!!!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marissa

    The storyline continues with these Duncans. Character development well written with some surprises. The twists and turns in this storyline will keep you rushing to get to the end, but it’s not the end just yet. I enjoyed and recommend this five star read. Looking forward to reading more about the Duncan family.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wanda Phillips

    Family Business. I have been following Carl Weber since he first started writing. He has never failed me. It's been a long time since he's written a new edition to the family business. I can't wait for the 6th installment. Please don't have me wait too long. Let's get to writing because I'm ready to continue reading Family Business. I have been following Carl Weber since he first started writing. He has never failed me. It's been a long time since he's written a new edition to the family business. I can't wait for the 6th installment. Please don't have me wait too long. Let's get to writing because I'm ready to continue reading

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    This story was a great read! That JD was a whole trip and he got exactly what he deserved. It really made be want to choke him out! The Duncan's are always on point with their family unit. Nevada is such a good kid, love him! I was really shocked about Roman and how his situation was handled. This was a great read, still feel there's more to their stories. Always enjoy the Family Business! This story was a great read! That JD was a whole trip and he got exactly what he deserved. It really made be want to choke him out! The Duncan's are always on point with their family unit. Nevada is such a good kid, love him! I was really shocked about Roman and how his situation was handled. This was a great read, still feel there's more to their stories. Always enjoy the Family Business!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Millie Jones

    What a complete novelty compared to Weber’s other Family Business series. It lacked the intense Duncan family drama and consensual naughtiness. However, maybe that was intentional because of the new antagonist character’s, KD Shruggs, business. Shruggs’s so called “business” is frightening realistic and beyond appalling. Yet, it didn’t lack Weber’s mind-blowing action, life-changing secrets and deceptive scheming signature. I’ll be patiently waiting for the next one to see where it leads.

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