Tenel Ka, Lowbacca, Jaina, and Kyp fly to the planet
Gallinore with a captured pirate who also happens to be
a Yuuzhan Vong slave. There is an imprisoned scientist
there by the name of Sinsor Khal who is known for his
unethical work in genetics and biotechnology. They hope
to have the mad scientist study the pirate and unravel
the secrets of the Yuuzhan Vong biotechnology.
However, Kyp and Jaina first must sneak into the prison
with the pirate. To successfully do so, Jaina drifts
further to the dark side by utilizing mind control and
even Force lightning. When they meet up with Khal, he
ends up holding a secret none of them suspected.