Andrea Cort is a diplomat, and ends up in a plot that involves artificial intelligences and the divisions between them as they deal with their own existential crises. These intelligences have created races of sentient beings, for example.
Takes place on a huge habitat (created by the above machines), where the monkeyboys are just one race. One race of bondspeople, pretty much.
The titular character gets to investigate murder, and a suspect must be found, even if she has to be creative. Pissing of the AISource with their powers is a bad career (and life) move.
3.5 out of 5