Author(s): Alex Wheeler
Release date: December 2, 2008
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Target begins with a sneak peek at Emperor Palpatine shortly after the destruction of the Death Star. Wheeler gives the readers a dried glimpse into the twisted mind of the Sith Lord. Palpatine then summons his dozen or so most feared minions of the galaxy. We are treated to a couple of nice cameos: Howdy Captain Thrawn! and Hello Mister Crix Madine. As one might think, the Emperor is a wee bit cranky after some hotshot Rebel pilot broke his new toy.
So, why aren’t we attacking the Rebel base? Because it’s all about control, and Palpatine wants to find those meddling kids (particularly a certain pilot) then he’ll quash the Rebellion.
One particular commander has a bone to pick with the guy who destroyed TDS: You see, his family was on the super weapon at the time of its demise. Why was an Imperial officer’s family on board? Well, turns out they were using prison labor, and he had previously turned his own family in as Rebel sympathizers. So, y’know, he’s a little angry that they are dead (awesome logic, Commander Grev T’Ran.) T’ran’s determined to ferret out the name of the pilot. In order to achieve his goal he enlists the aid of a secret, stealth assassin. X-7 is as deadly as assassins come. He is a ruthless, loyal, and talented killer who is about to be unleashed on the Alliance.
Meanwhile back on Yavin 4, the Alliance is scrambling to find a new base of operations. Due to the unfortunate annihilation of Alderaan, the Alliance is running out of credits owing to the fact that the majority of their finances were located en planet. Luckily, concealed accounts were set up on Muunilinst, the former home of the InterGalactic Banking Clan. It’s up to Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the Droids to bankroll the Rebellion!
Review joined with review for the second book in the series, Hostage, which can be found here.
Summary by MandyB
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