By James Luceno
A string of smashing victories via the forces of the sinister extraterrestrial beings often called the Yuuzhan Vong has left New Republic assets and morale stretched to the brink. Leia Organa Solo, estranged from her husband, Han, oversees the evacuation of refugees on planets within the direction of the cruel invaders. Luke Skywalker struggles to carry the fractious Jedi Knights jointly, even whereas considered one of them undertakes a daring yet reckless undercover challenge.
Manipulating their alliance with the amoral Hutts, the Yuuzhan Vong depart a crafty path of significant info the place New Republic brokers are bound to locate it--information the determined defenders can't have enough money to disregard: the positioning of the aliens' subsequent target.
Then Han Solo stumbles into the darkish center of raging conflict, therefore starting a livid race opposed to time that would require each ability and trick in his arsenal to win...
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Charles Freck watched, mystified, as Jerry rubbed baby oil and talc into the dog’s fur. All over the house, cans of insect spray, bottles of talc, and baby oil and skin conditioners were piled and tossed, most of them empty; he used many cans a day now. “I don’t see any aphids,” Charles said. ” “It eventually kills you,” Jerry said. “That’s what an aphid is. ” Jerry put down the dog, which was wrapped in a towel, and knelt over the shag rug. “I’ll show you one,” he said. The rug was covered with aphids; they hopped up everywhere, up and down, some higher than others.
Then he held it up triumphantly. ” he said. “Yeahhhhh,” Charles Freck said, his eyes wide as he scrutinized the contents of the jar. “What a big one! ” “Help me find more for the doctor to see,” Jerry said, again squatting down on the rug, the jar beside him. “Sure,” Charles Freck said, and did so. Within half an hour they had three jars full of the bugs. Charles, although new at it, found some of the largest. It was midday, in June of 1994. In California; in a tract area of cheap but durable plastic houses, long ago vacated by the straights.
See, they dissolve some reds in a glass of wine, the pushers, I mean—they give the booze to a chick, an underage little chick, with eight to ten reds in it, and she passes out, and then they inject her with a mex hit, which is half heroin and half Substance D—” He broke off. “Thank you,” he said. ” “Kill the pushers,” Arctor said, and walked back to his chair. He did not feel like returning right away to the Orange County Civic Center and Room 430, so he wandered down one of the commercial streets of Anaheim, inspecting the McDonaldburger stands and car washes and gas stations and Pizza Huts and other marvels.
Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse (Star Wars: The New Jedi Order, Book 5) by James Luceno