Guilt in Innocence by Keith R. A. DeCandido
Series: Tales of the Scattered Earth, Book 4.
Approx. 53,000 words.
Published on September 13, 2011 by
The Olodumare Hegemony rules the entire solar system. Led by Oba Isembi, the primary agents of his rule are the Ori-Inu: highly trained telepathic operatives, who do the Oba's dirty work. They are found and trained by Orisha. When Ori-Inu start disappearing, Isembi sends his finest Orisha, Hembadoon, to investigate. When he is injured in a refinery explosion, it's up to Folami to save them all.