Hunter Black has always killed for one of three reasons: money, self defense, and revenge. (And yes, he considered the criminals of Qua’l Nedris, the ones that would have given Khozi and the Ribbon succor and shelter, a threat. SELF DEFENSE.) When he has killed for any other reason (*cough cough*VERMIS RIID*cough*), he has paid the price. He doesn’t want the deaths of thousands of the citizens of Ghazi on his head.