Saturday, September 10, 2011
Liane Vinson is an animal researcher working at Pentalon, a secret animal research facility on Long Island. Her workday includes driving through a crowd of animal rights protesters outside the facility.
Although the researchers are not supposed to become attached to their charges, Liane has a particular fondness for two young bonobo apes; a brother and sister. She discovers that these two apes can actually speak, something unheard of in the world of animal research.
Keeping the apes' talent secret, Liane is determined to protect the two, and she enlists the aid of her friend, veterinarian Mickey Ferrone. As bodies of her coworkers being to pile up, Liane and Mickey are on a worldwide race to find the origin of the two bonobos and a way to save them from extinction.
PRIMACY is a pleasant read, but too similar to others written by the likes of Michael Creighton or Robin Cook.
NOTE: I received an ARC of this book, but Barnes and Noble is only featuring it as a Nookbook, so I'm not sure if a paper copy is available.
Pub. Date: August 2011