This book is 13 years old and yet is still cutting edge. Genetic manipulation and it's results are the focus of the book. The development of an evolved chimpanzee and it's enslavement is the key plot line.
One of the more interesting factors about the book was the syndicated article in the Naples Daily News last week dealing with the court fight to get some chimps declared human. If you are reading this review on Amazon, there will be no link to the Associated Press article as Amazon review policy doesn't allow links.
The author deals with bi-polar disorders and refers peripherally to the dangers of cosmetic genetic modification.
Dispensing with the educational and philosophical aspects of the book, it was an exciting and captivating story that challenges stereo-types and prejudice. Sadly that is probably more important in today's political climate than it was 13 years ago.
I recommend the book.
Link to Associated Press article on chimps.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.