• Grand Admiral Thrawn orders General Covell's ground troops deployed from the Chimaera to raid smuggler Talon Karrde's base on Myrkr.
• Secretly alerted, Constrainer comes out of hyperspace slightly after Mara, second in command on the Wild Karrde senses danger and acts.
• Thrawn is recruiting allies with warships and building up the Mount Tantiss operation on Wayland.
• On Jomark, Jedi Master C'baoth feels an odd tremor in the Force but senses no personal danger.
• At the Sluis Van Central space station, damaged in an Imperial attack, Luke waits for his X-wing fighter to be repaired and Lando Calrissian waits for medical care.
• Luke and Lando thwart the notorious spaceship thief Niles Ferrier's efforts to collect Thrawn's rich bounty on warships.
• Han Solo lands on Coruscant and learns from his wife, Leia, about Admiral Ackbar's house arrest.
• Ackbar's arrest is in conjunction with Imperial funds entering...
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