BURDEN OF TRUTH
Recently retired and with a penchant for first editions, Peter Grainger finds a battered journal amongst a purchase of old books – a journal once belonging to the primatologist Dr Richard Beck.
Dr Beck’s research into communicating with primates led him to finding a particularly gifted bonobo monkey – the primate version of a savant, with vast knowledge of its species’ oral history. Peter becomes obsessed with Beck’s notes, and soon learns a potentially world-changing truth: the origin of and final destiny of man.
His naïve investigations uncover a past conspiracy of denial and murder in an attempt to conceal Beck’s discoveries, and soon Grainger finds himself on the run with a quest – to bring to the world the truth, and its likely impact on future civilizations.