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The Heart Broke In by James Meek

Book review: A scientist on the verge of a medical breakthrough gets caught up in her brother's machinations when he tries to save himself from a blackmailing journalist

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A scientist on the verge of a medical breakthrough gets caught up in her TV-star brother’s machinations when he tries to save himself from a slimy, blackmailing journalist (who just happens to have been jilted by the scientist). A highly readable, ultimately compelling study of ethics, conscience and what we’ll do to get what we want — or stay where we are.

The Heart Broke In
, James Meek, $33.