'Late 2562. Bernice Summerfield is 22 and en route to the ruin of Earth. She's young, she's single, she's just got an MA in archaeology. There's a life of adventure in front of her.
And then she meets the half-human, half-lemur Ivo, whose life she'll completely knock sideways.
Late 2607. Professor Bernice Summerfield is... well, she looks nearly 40, but it's difficult to tell what with all the time travel. She's on her way to a funeral, and to meet up with people she's not seen since her 20s.
Ex-husband / current-beau Jason is keen to go with her. Benny never talks about that period of her life -- what she did to keep out of the war, where she travelled, how she survived or who it was broke her heart. She's run through all time and space to avoid this reunion. But the best-selling author of Down Among The Dead Men must finally uncover her own past.'
Source: drwhoguide.com (http://www.drwhoguide.com/bs_n17.htm). Sighted 27/5/11
Benny attends the funeral of old friend (and demi-lemur) Ivo FitzIndri, only to find that he has been murdered. With the assistance of her ex-husband Jason, she locates, reveals, and eventually kills Ivo's murderer. In the process, she also manages to reverse Ivo's family's outcast nature, the unwitting result of her own youthful impetuosity.
Summary based on detailed abstract available at drwhoguide.com (http://www.drwhoguide.com/bs_n17.htm). Sighted 27/5/11.