Studying The Kill (Adventure) - Calen Natari Saga 5

Much of what determined a successful hunt was how well the hunter knows the prey.  This concept had been drilled into Calen Natari since birth.  Whether or not her tribe would eat depended on her ability to wait and watch.

She had followed the coordinates on the handwritten map to the circled building.  It was a large private residence.  The data pad that she had first been handed had contained a variety of general articles about a particular politician.  There were several pictures of him but everything else was extremely general.  The kind of data pad that could be easily explained if she was caught.

The location she had been sent to was the home of this politician.  She had been watching his comings and goings through the scope of her rifle since dawn.  There had been numerous occasions where she could have killed him with ease as he sat working at a desk near a window.  But Calen had been watching the rest of the house as well.

She had noticed on the top floor there was a large dining area.  The servants had been decorating it for several hours now.  Calen didn't know a whole lot about the life of the wealthy politician but she knew enough to realize that this man was going to have a large social function this evening.

The meaning on the note had become clear in her mind.  Her employer didn't just want this man dead.  He wanted an example made of his death.  He wanted his rival killed in front of his supporters as they sat around enjoying their success.

It would make her job much more difficult.  But she noted with surprise that the request strongly appealed to her ego.  This would not be some crude killing.  This would be an artful assassination. 

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