I have read a few Iain M. Banks before but not Iain Banks. Whats the difference, well M does science fiction & none M does mainstream fiction. The Business was published in the late 1990’s and is set in that time period but does not feel to out of date with modern technology, yet the business descends from a consortium of merchants dating back to the Roman Empire yet stayed away from any political powers. Yet now it is considering taking over a country to get a seat on the UN, but the person who is investigating what’s best soon finds some strange happenings which could mean the end for this very old organisation with cover ups and the CIA playing a role.
Very good book overall and worth a read, making a nice change from reading M’s science fiction novels.