Colony by Scott Reeves
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...
4 out of 5 stars. Interesting story about what could happen if we cry to colonize other planets and how our problems will follow us.