The Business by Iain Banks 1st / 1st 1999
A first edition and first print published by Little, Brown and Company in London 1999. This copy is near fine. The dust jacket has minor wear along the edges and slight creasing on the spine. It has not been price clipped. The text block does not have any browning or marks. The pages are clean and without previous owners ink. Overall, this copy is in a collectible near fine condition.
The Business concerns an insidious secret organization (and the lone woman with nerve enough to challenge it). The Business turns out to be an unimaginably powerful enterprise, ancient and ubiquitous, with origins that predate both the Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, the latter of which it briefly owned.