Until he graduates from training, he has no name. He is no one.
And to graduate, he need only survive.
To escape a life less ordinary, a young man challenges himself to become a sniper for the galaxy-spanning Combine Federal Army. But being a dead shot with a rifle is just the beginning. Alone in the frozen wilderness of a savage planet, he must master the three skills of a sniper: stealth, patience, and survival.
And if he fails, he’ll lose his place as predator and instead become prey.
A story of military action and coming of age among the Cold Stars of the Endless Dark universe. This novelette also appears in the science fiction mini-collection, The Scythe of Kronos.