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Publish date: 09-01-2016
What would happen if you realized that you’ve spent your whole life working on a lie? Would you have the courage to abandon it all and change? After the stunning success of «Ready Wit» (ÁgilMente) and «Changing» (EnCambio), Estanislao Bachrach presents a book in which he tells us how science changed his life.
Esteban Rach is an Argentine scientist leading an idyllic life in Montpellier, the cradle of molecular biology. When his fellowship ends, he manages to continue his research at Harvard, where he arrives with his findings from France to apply them to a possible cure for muscular dystrophy. While he is at a conference presenting his discoveries, a stranger hands him the personal diary of his murdered grandfather.
That diary reveals to Esteban that his grandfather led a double life: he was a secret Nazi hunter in Latin America. From that moment on, Esteban’s life takes a sharp turn, and everything speeds up: successive failures in the laboratory make him suspect that there is something hidden behind the scientific bases of his research. How could this happen in Harvard?
Esteban takes on the risks involved in seeking out the truth, and he finds himself facing all sorts of dangers. He goes from being a research scientist to becoming a detective by default. In the course of that profound transformation, he starts to question how science works, its pettiness and its political interests, while at the same time finding out his grandfather’s secrets. His life will never be the same again, nor will his fate.