The heart broke in by James Meek

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  • Man-woman relationships,
  • Families,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Scientists,
  • Revenge,
  • Fiction

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When Bec Shepherd, a scientist on the verge of finding a vaccine for malaria, refuses to marry her newspaper editor boyfriend, Val Oatman, she doesn"t anticipate the consequences that her decision will have for her family. Oatman runs the Moral Foundation, a website that publishes allegations against well-known figures, and it isn"t long before they come after her brother, Ritchie, an aging pop star turned reality TV show producer, threatening to reveal the indescretions of his past unless he"ll give up some dirt on his sister.

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Book details

StatementJames Meek
LC ClassificationsPR6063.E345 H43 2012
The Physical Object
Pagination550 pages ;
Number of Pages550
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26451996M
ISBN 101443413763
ISBN 109781443413763

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