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The Bacta War

Novels > Post Original Trilogy Novels > X-Wing

The Bacta War

Author:
Michael A. Stackpole

Publisher:
Bantam Spectra

Release date:
February 1, 1997

Series:
X-Wing (Rogue Squadron)

Star Wars Saga Timeline:
7.1 ABY

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PLOT

While the Alliance fleet mounts a major campaign against a deadly warlord. Ysanne Isard has seized control of Thyferra, intending to use its precious supply of bacta to destabilize and destroy the New Republic. It falls to Rogue Squadron - undermanned, deprived of Alliance support and even weapons - to oppose Isard's dangerous designs, defeat her powerful complement of Star Destroyers, and free Thyferra from her iron rule. But when Isard discovers the Squadron's secret base, its ragtag group of pilots must scramble for survival in a winner-take-all battle against Isard's overwhelming and seemingly superior force.

SUMMARY

In this fourth episode the Alliance Fleet has mounted a major campaign against a deadly warlord. Our old friend Ysanne Isard, the Director of Imperial Intelligence and wanna-be leader of the Empire, is still on the scene as she has moved to Thyferra with the intention of controlling the galaxy's production of bacta. If successful, she could destabilize and destroy the New Republic. Of course it falls to our heroes in Rogue Squadron to take her on even though they have resigned their positions in the Rebel Fleet and must act as a rag-tag band of stalwart adventurers without official assistance from the Alliance. One of the major problems facing the Squadron is that Isard has at her disposal the Lusankya, two Imperial Star Destroyers, and a Victory Star Destroyer. Against such overwhelming forces, the Squadron relies on plans developed by Wedge Antilles involving a hunt-and-peck strategy with much bluffing to battle Isard's forces.

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