By Michael A. Stackpole
Modern, speedy and lethal, the famed X-Wing opponents have earned their popularity because the insurgent Alliance's final strike strength the difficult way--first in conflict, the final line of defense. Now they have to make a care for the satan herself--an enemy whose final aim is their overall annihilation.
It's the type of undertaking merely Wedge Antilles and the Rogue Squadron might dare to undertake. Against very unlikely odds they'll level a bold raid into an enemy stronghold--only to be rescued from sure destruction via an unforeseen ally.
Ysanne Isard, the ruthless Imperial commander, has seemed at the scene doubtless from out of nowhere. Now she proposes a most original alliance, supplying to assist Wedge rescue his captured comrades from Imperial Warlord Admiral Krennel's sadistic criminal camp.
But her provide isn't and not using a price. Wedge needs to lead Rogue Squadron in Isard's lethal fight opposed to an enemy made in her personal image. It's a proposal Wedge would really like to refuse, for Isard is bound to betray them. But how can they go away their comrades at Krennel's mercy? The solution is: they can't--even if it skill being stuck among Krennel's ruthlessness and Isard's treachery.