Young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, his new Padawan Asohka, and his Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, are on a mission to rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt. But Count Dooku and the Separatists also want to rescue the baby Hutt -- because whoever succeeds in returning Jabba's son to him will gain the support of the Hutts in the war between the Republic and the Separatists.
British writer KAREN TRAVISS received critical acclaim for her first novels City of Pearl, Crossing the Line, and The World Before, published by HarperCollins in the USA. A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, Karen has also worked as a police press officer, an advertising copywriter and a journalism lecturer. She has served in both the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service and the Territorial Army. A graduate of the Clarion East class of 2000, she has had short stories published in Asimov's, Realms of Fantasy, and On Spec. She is also the author of Star Wars: Republic Commando: Hard Contact, Star Wars: Republic Commando: Triple Zero, Star Wars: Republic Commando: Order 66, Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Bloodlines, Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice and New York Times #1 bestseller Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Revelations and is beloved of stormtroopers everywhere.