SOME GAMES ARE PLAYED FOR LIFE OR DEATH.
Javul Charn is the most famous pop star in the galaxy—and the runaway bride of a violent lieutenant in Black Sun, the crime syndicate commanded by Prince Xizor. Or so Javul says. Soon after Dash Rendar, broke and desperate, agrees to be Javul’s bodyguard, he realizes that openness is not her strong suit—and that murder is stalking her tour. Between the discovery of dead bodies in a cargo hold and an attack by an unidentified warship, Dash and co-pilot Eaden Vrill desperately try to understand who is terrorizing Javul’s tour and why. When Han Solo suddenly joins Javul’s road show, the stakes are raised even higher. Now Dash, who has a history with Han and an even worse history with Prince Xizor, follows his instincts, his discoveries, and Javul herself—straight into a world that may be too dangerous to survive.
About the Author
Michael Reaves is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and screenwriter who has written, story edited, or produced nearly four hundred teleplays for various series, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Twilight Zone, Sliders, and Monsters. He has published many books, including the New York Times bestseller Star Wars: Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter. He's also written short fiction, comic books, and the dialogue for a Megadeth video. He lives in California.
Hope Schenk-de Michele and Paul Marquez have been best friends for more than four decades. They both grew up in Los Angeles, California, and share a passion for mystery and science fiction. This passion led them to create the forever young and beautiful daughter of darkness, Lucinda. While creating Lucinda's Pawnshop, they co-produced such titles as Bloody Proof and El Grito, a dual language, straight-to-video detective film shot in English and in Spanish. They also produced the 2001 Imagine Awards, 200 episodes of the syndicated home improvement television show Home Magazine, Humphrey the Bear for Galavision, and others. Paul and Hope have also created an exceptionally fun board game called SPIN, SKIN and WIN for the young adult market, and are currently developing it into a television show. To assist in bringing Lucinda's story into the literary world, Hope and Paul enlisted the help of Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff as a collaborator. Maya is a New York Times best-selling author of science fiction, fantasy, and alternate history, as well as a performing and recording artist with her husband, Jeff. She is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Last Jedi: Star Wars (Star Wars: Coruscant Nights-Legends) with Michael Reaves (Lucas Books, 2013). Her short fiction has appeared in such magazines as Analog, Interzone, Baen's Universe and Amazing Stories. Maya was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Best First Novel Award in 1990 and is a founding member of Book View Cafe-a publishing collective of professional authors established in 2008 on the theory that you can never have too many books. All three authors reside in California: Marquez in West Hollywood, Schenk-de Michele in Toluca Lake with her husband of twenty-two years, and Bohnhoff with her family in San Jose.