Hi, I've been thinking and planning for a while (about half a year) on the plot for a Science Fiction Novel that i've been wanting to write but I wanted to know if my plot was becoming too far-fetched. Here goes... The Book is about a team of bounty hunters living and working on board a fairly large cargo ship called the Merry Hell (As in-to play Merry Hell with something). The team consists of five people, all generally from either an ex-Criminal or ex-Mercenary background and, most notably, an experienced Con-Artist who serves as the team's way of getting what they need, regardless of funds. The action begins when they are given the job of retrieving an extremely valuable object by the government themselves. They are given the deadline of a week and no longer under any circumstances. The odd thing is that this particular object is fourteen foot in length and begins to drain the ship's power the moment it is brought on board. Assuming it is some sort of experimental weapon, the crew puts the object into safe storage to block its signal. Due to the object's draining of their power reserves, the Merry Hell is forced to land to re charge, taking them over their one-week time limit. This causes their cargo to break itself out of storage and attempt an escape, leading to the crew's discovery that the 'cargo' is in fact a large cybernetic being from across the galaxy, captured and experimented on by the government. Now the crew finds themselves caught in the crossfire between a race of heavily armed bememoths and their own employer, who has been creating an army of machines to combat the Alien 'menace'. Sorry about the length of this message, but I felt the need to explain thouroughly.