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Ouroboros (Thomas of Xuelition Book One) by Christopher Turkel

In a dystopian future, Thomas the assassin is about to face the job of his career -- and his life. After avenging his alcoholic father's untimely death, Thomas begins his transformation into a cold-blooded killer. The Prakanis, a human race with superhuman abilities -- and superhuman egos -- rules the land of Xuelition with an iron fist, and as Thomas learns, it's much easier to work with than against them. When the government hires him to recover bonds from a disgruntled employee, Thomas has no idea what's in store for him. He's stealthy, clever, and one of the best assassins in the business, but what he learns on this mission will change his life forever.

I was very surprised by this story. It had a very science fiction feel to it, with alien/exotic sounding names.

Thomas is approached with a job to assassinate Lord Gelder, who has escaped the city with enough money to bankrupt the empire. He is hired with the understanding he will murder Gelder and return the mone…