Orson Scott Card and Kathryn H. Kidd bring us this science fiction saga of space exploration--and of a dramatic conflict between human and non-human intelligence. Lovelock is a capuchin monkey engineered to be the perfect servant: intelligent, agile, and devoted to his owner. He is a Witness, privileged to spend his days and nights recording the life of one of Earth's most brilliant scientists via digital devices implanted behind his eyes.
But Lovelock is something special among Witnesses. He's a little smarter than most humans; smart enough to break through some of his conditioning. Smart enough to feel the bonds of slavery--and want freedom.