About the BookVarious crises arise in the New Republic. Its stability is threatened by infighting at a time that there are rumors that the tactical genius Grand Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead.
Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, uncertain of the directions his life is taking, tries to reduce his use of the Force for unnecessary things. He runs into trouble, and is rescued by an old friend, Mara Jade. Mara and Talon Karrde then pick up strange signals from alien ships. Mara follows one, and becomes stranded on an unknown planet.
It is revealed that the Imperial remnant is attempting to revive sleeper cells of clone troopers. Leia and Han attempt to deal with this issue, while Chewbacca takes the children to Kashyyyk for safety.
Mara, out of contact with the New Republic, is seen by Luke in a disturbing vision. Luke sets out, with R2-D2, to help.
Many of the main characters become wrapped up in the search for the Caamas document, which supposedly contains information as to who destroyed the Caamasi homeworld. Han and Lando go to the Imperial capitol, Bastion, to search. Talon Karrde and the Mistryl bodyguard Shada D'ukal, along with C-3PO, also depart to search for it.
Luke meets a race of pterodactyl-like creatures and finds Mara, and they embark on a journey to discover more about the fortress they are inside.
- Genre: Sci-Fi
- Theme(s): Sci-Fi (Futuristic)
- Author: Timothy Zahn
- Publisher: Spectra
Hardcover Release North America Sep 1, 1998
Papercover Release North America Sep 1, 1998
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