The Business

By Iain Banks, read by Valerie Edmond.

Abridged by Neville Telle

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LB0119990914

By Iain Banks, read by Valerie Edmond.

Abridged by Neville TelleKate Telman, a senior executive of the Business, a powerful but secretive transglobal organisation, is at the forefront of modern technology. A bizarre phone call, followed by an unscheduled visit to a company silex factory raises questions about corrupt dealings. She consults her senior, Uncle Freddie, about her next move. r.

LB0219990915

Kate's suspicions of corrupt practice grow, following a visit to a company factory.

LB0319990916

At a gathering of top executives of the Business at Blysecrag in YORKshire, Kate is rejected by the man she loves.

LB0419990917

Kate is summoned to meet a senior executive of the Business in Nebraska.

LB0519990918

Kate has a surprise offer to become an ambassador to a remote Himalayan state.

LB0719990922

Kate's visit to Thulahn is interrupted by the unexpected return of the Prince with a proposal.

LB0819990923

Kate discovers that Uncle Freddy is in hospital. What she learns on seeing him sends her on a quest to unravel the truth.

LB0919990924

Kate arranges to meet Hazleton's right-hand man to discover the truth.

LB10 LAST19990925

Kate applies pressure to get some answers about the goings-on at the Silex factory.