Voice of the Whirlwind by Walter Jon Williams
Approx. 99,210 words.
Published on October 17, 2011.
Steward is a Beta— a clone. In his memories, he’s an elite commando for an orbital policorp— but because his Alpha never did a brain-scan update, Steward’s memories are fifteen years out of date . . . and in those fifteen years, everything has changed.
Not only that, but the Alpha has been murdered.