Matt Turhaya is busy drinking himself to oblivion in the
Mos Eisley Cantina, wrecked by the loss of his wife and
daughter. He is been doing this for six months, whenever
he is not helping his brother Jamie at his shop. When he
encounters the Riileb Tere Metallo at a sabacc game, he
is intrigued enough to wager the shop itself. He does
not own it, so he still owes Metallo 150,000 credits.
With Jamieís permission, Matt joins the crew of
Metalloís ship, the Star Quest, as a pilot to
work off the debt.
A month later, on Kabaira, Metallo introduces Matt to a
few friends of hers. While they are chatting, a pair of
Imperials show up, looking for suspected insurgents.
Worse still, one of them was a former classmate of Mattís
from the Academy, who recognises him. One of Metalloís
friends, Del Hunter, turns out to be an insurgent who
begs her for help. She hides Hunter, but can not stop
the Imperials from dragging Matt away.
She will not leave Matt behind to face the Empireís
tender mercy, and stages a jailbreak with Hunterís
help. She not only gets Matt, but a pair of Hunterís
rebel friends as well. One of them suddenly turns on
them, trying to shoot Metallo - but Matt takes the
blaster bolt instead. Thankfully, he is only nicked, and
the Star Quest escapes Kabaira with Hunter and
the other surviving Rebel (his son).