Colony by Scott Reeves
Approx. 44,720 words.
Published on October 11, 2009.
On New Earth, it's the same old, same old...
In the 30th century, a group of colonists arrives on a far-off planet to begin new lives free from the taints of old Earth's corrupt civilization.
But they've unwittingly brought a snake with them into their Garden: a ruthless, violent thug plans to seize power and bring the entire galaxy into his bloody hands.
Only one man stands in his way...