Aaron Allston's return to the X-Wing series and Wraith Squadron, Star Wars: X-Wing: Mercy Kill, is now available in hardcover, audio and Kindle formats. For those on the fence about purchasing the new novel, Suvudu has the first 50 pages and EW.com has an exclusive excerpt for you to preview. And as we tend to do on book release days, here's your plot description refresher courtesy of Amazon...
"The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series!
Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand?for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission.
A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor?and license to do so by any and all means?the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers . . . and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries."