No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned to ashes on Endor than the Alliance intercepts a call for help from a far-flung Imperial outpost. Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptilian invaders who, once allied with the now dead Emperor, are approaching Imperial space with only one goal; total domination. Princess Leia sees the mission as an opportunity to achieve a diplomatic victory for the Alliance. But it assumes even greater importance when a vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to Luke Skywalker with the message that he must go to Bakura-or risk losing everything the Rebels have fought so desperately to achieve.
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Suspenseful, Worthy Read
Perhaps the most chilling of fates awaits those the Ssi-ruuk captures alive... The self-declared New Republic faces its first rescue mission and encounter very real ghosts of the past. The political drama is as well developed as the physical danger. Ms. Tyers builds the suspense so well that even if you are familiar with later books, you won't be certain of the outcome. This book is worth your time if you enjoy the Star Wars mythology.