When conflict threatens to erupt somewhere in the
galaxy, Jedi Knights are dispatched to mediate, uphold
righteousness, and defend the weak. But if the potential
conflict threatens to explode into full-scale galactic
war, the Jedi Masters themselves must be on hand.
Unfortunately, a web of deceit on a grand scale awaits
Ki-Adi-Mundi, his new apprentice A'Sharad Hett, and the
rest of the Jedi Council on the high-speed Podracing
tracks of Malastare!
Half of the Jedi Council has been sent to the world of
Malastare-one of the last worlds to hold Podraces-to
negotiate a peace treaty between two warring factions.
But the whole affair is being manipulated by a secret,
third party, out to assassinate the Jedi!
As the world of Malastare begins to thrum to the rocket
thrusts of the galaxy's greatest Podracers, the Jedi
Council members are threatened from all sides! Lannik
Terrorists, Ffib priests, and half of the galaxy's most
nefarious crime lords are here, and justice is the last
thing on their minds! And in the hard-bitten world of
Podracing, they've never stopped a race just because a
few sentients have tumbled onto the track-even if those
unfortunate beings are Jedi Knights!
As Lannik terrorists and Ffib priests prepare to wipe
out half of the Jedi Council, the Jedi must ask
themselves: is there any hope for peace, or was this a
ruse all along? The answer lies somewhere among the
rocky flats and methane pools of Malastare, but so does
death, and for one of the team, life will never be the
After encountering monstrous akk dogs under the command
of the Red Iaro Terrorists, Mace Windu and his former
Padawan Depa Billaba go in search of a smuggling ring
that's transporting the animals from Mace's homeworld
and turning them into savage pitfighting beasts. But the
corridors and depths of the Smuggler's Moon are havens
of scum and villainy--no place for Jedi!
Jedi Masters Mace Windu and Depa Billaba stumble across
a savage pitfighting ring in the depths of the Smugglers
Moon. But the ringmasters are very determined to keep
their audience happy, and what could be more exciting
than rancors and vicious akk dogs against the galaxy's