The reach of the New Republic is
expanding, but the days of fighting for the galaxy have
not ended. A threat against Princess Leia and Han Solo's
family disrupts usual business on Coruscant--and Luke
Skywalker's Jedi training on Yavin 4!
In another part of the galaxy, a former Imperial
Guardsman turned bounty hunter, Kir Kanos, is ready to
settle an old score after three years in hiding--if a
new adversary doesn't kill him first!
Kir Kanos, the last surviving member of Emperor
Palpatine's Royal Guards, has been "invited"
to join a cadre of Imperial officers intent on returning
the Empire to its former glory.
Meanwhile, the rising New Republic comes under fire when
assassins put Kanos's adversary (and occasional romantic
interest) Mirith Sinn in the crosshairs!
Kir Kanos strikes back at the Empire! Kidnapped and
dragooned into a hard-liner Imperial plot, Kir Kanos,
the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine's royal
guard, has had enough! He goes to war with one Imperial
faction, even as Leia Organa Solo receives an invitation
to meet with emissaries from another.
Treachery layered on treachery is revealed and Kanos
answers it the only way he knows how - with violence!
Escaping from the Imperial hardliners who are intent on
killing Leia Organa Solo and bringing the New Republic
to its knees, Kir Kanos tries to warn his one-time
enemies, only to be thrown into a New Republic prison.
Mirith Sinn is the only one willing to trust Kanos, but
neither of them is aware of the extent of the Imperialsí
plans. Itís not until Luke Skywalker plays a hunch
that the true danger is revealed!
Kir Kanos, the last surviving member of the Emperor's
Royal Guard, finds himself teamed with his former enemy
Mirith Sinn on a mission for the New Republic. But their
secret parley with an Imperial representative becomes an
ambush from which some will not return!
Meanwhile, the Imperial hardliners reveal their true
It's the final showdown between
Admiral Pellaeon's Imperial forces and those of his
hardliner adversaries, with the New Republic joining in
The outcome could mean peace - or extended war for the
galaxy. But will either alternative matter for the last
surviving member of Emperor Palpatine's Royal Guard? Kir
Kanos is a man on the edge - a man without a past, and
only questions for the future!