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Author:
Elizabeth Hand

Publisher:
Scholastic

Release date:
December 1, 2004

Series:
Boba Fett (Young Reader Novels)

Star Wars Saga Timeline:
19.4 BBY

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PLOT

A father's death. A son's revenge.

Boba Fett is emerging as one of the most skilled bounty hunters in the galaxy. After surviving his deadly battle with the fearsome General Grievous, there's one bounty he wants more than any other: Mace Windu, the Jedi who killed his father.

When fate and Anakin Skywalker bring Boba Fett to the city-planet of Coruscant, Boba plunges into the Coruscant underworld and arms himself for the greatest confrontation of his young life.

It's the bounty hunter vs. the Jedi as Boba Fett takes his one and only chance at revenge.

SUMMARY

The novel opens up with a 12 year old Boba Fett inside a Separatist stronghold on Xagobah. Boba Fett lies on the ground paralyzed by a toxin to escape a near death experience against General Grievous. He gets taken to a blast furnace to be destroyed, but escapes after his paralyses subsides and after destroying the two droids. He makes his way out of the stronghold and reaches his ship called Slave I. Once out in space he spots his primary target, Wat Tambor, and attacks his retreating vessel. After getting in a couple of hits on the vulnerable vessel, he has to break off the attack. The reason he breaks off the attack is because Asajj Ventress, she nearly destroys him if it were not for Anakin Skywalker intervening in time.

Skywalker forces Fett to land on a nearby moon. After exchanging greetings, Skywalker goes to work on repairing Slave I and Fett on fixing his armor. Soon afterwards they both finish and Skywalker moves to detain Fett, but a Giant Space Slug incapacitates Anakin for a few moments, leaving it up to Fett destroy the behemoth himself. He shoots the slug a few times in the head causing it to wimper back into cover and Skywalker agrees not to arrest Fett, but tells him to go to Coruscant as Fett revealed he had information vital to the Republic.

Once he arrives in Coruscant airspace he is escorted by Governor Tarkin to the Jedi Temple. Once inside Fett makes his way to his visiting quarters, but not before he passed by Mace Windu his arch enemy. Inside his quarters he contacts Jabba the Hutt's crimelord connection on Coruscant Hat Lo. Boba then waits on a landing dock for Elan Sleazebaggano. Elan flies him to a bar that Hat Lo owns and Boba takes various weapons from him before going back to the Temple with Elan. Once inside again he races to Windu's quarters only to be a few minutes late. He breaks through a window and flies to the Senate Building. He breaks into Palpatine's quarters and catches Windu waiting for the Chancellor. They engage in a quick fight with Windu eventually taking out most of Fett's weapons, the fight however ends in a stale mate with each about to strike with their weapons when Palpatine arrives in time to scold Windu.

Boba then tells Palpatine about the trap that the Clone army has become because of Count Dooku. Palpatine acknowledges that he knows and reveals his intentions indirectly to Boba, the Chancellor proceeds to give him a large sum to keep him quiet and leave. The novel ends with Boba contemplating his future and finally shedding his past.

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