Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Author: John Whitman
Cover Artist: Steve Chorney
Cover Price: $4.99
ISBN: 0-553-48452-4 - 1st
When Hoole decides to visit the planet Gobindi, even a warning from Tash's anonymous Holonet contact isn't enough to change his mind. He's determined to study the planet's ancient ruins. For Tash, it's a chance to discover what her mysterious uncle is really up to.
On Gobindi, Tash hears rumors of a secret Imperial base and a plot to spread a terrible virus across the galaxy. But when Hoole assures her that nothing is wrong, Tash is relieved. For a little while.
When a big brown bump appears on her arm, Tash is terrified. Has Hoole lied to her? Is he working with the Empire? Tash knows she must discover the truth. Meanwhile, the bump on her arm has moved. And it's growing bigger.