Assassin: A Novel of the Confederation
by Ian Thomas Healy
In the distant future, in our own galactic backyard...
With the Confederation on the brink of war, the Watchtower organization struggles to maintain peace. While embroiled in the criminal underworld, a Watchman uncovers a plot to build a superweapon. The Watchman, a hired assassin, and a motley crew of misfit aliens must set aside their differences to save the Confederation.