NJOE.com brings our attention to a short novel summary for Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance that they found at Horizon Information Portal. Sean Williams' tie-in to the upcoming MMO is currently listed at RandomHouse.com as a 432 page hardcover due to be released on July, 27, 2010. If you prefer listening to reading, Fatal Alliance will also be available as an unabridged audio CD and an unabridged audiobook download.
Look away if you're allergic to SPOILERS, but otherwise see below for the summary. We normally don't post these here for the benefit of those wishing to avoid spoilers, but this one's pretty basic and doesn't really give anything away.
"Three and a half millennia before the Clone Wars, the Treaty of Coruscant has tabled an uneasy peace between the Galactic Republic and the reemerging Sith Empire. However, with new skirmishes becoming a regular occurrence, even on the relatively peaceful planet of Alderaan, the Jedi Order finds itself in an all too familiar position: protecting the Republic from a looming all-out war."
UPDATE: A new and more detailed plot summary for Sean Williams' Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance has shown up in the Random House 2010 Summer catalog. SPOILER WARNING!!! See below for the blurb and the "for solicitation only" cover from page 89. (click on the pic for the full view)
"Smuggler Jet Nebula has stumbled across a treasure richer than he ever dreamed. The Hutts want to auction it to the highest bidder, be it the Republic or the Empire, both of whom hope to bolster their chances in the coming conflict. But the Sith are interested, too, and they donít bargain with anyone; the Jedi High Council is sending someone to investigate; a mysterious Mandalorian is chasing something connected to a long-forgotten crime; while a spy plays every side at once. What Jet has unearthed will surprise all of them, and leave none of them unchanged."