Star Wars: The Cestus Deception
March 2005
457ppg

Publisher: Del Rey
Author: Steven Barnes
Cover Artist: Steven D. Anderson

Cover Price: $6.99
Media: Paperback
ISBN: 0-345-45898-2 - 1st

NOTES
Includes the eBook, The Hive.

SYNOPSIS
While the economically depressed government of Ord Cestus threatens to sell incredibly deadly battle droids to the Separatists, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a team led by Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi to the planet. Their mission: to halt the deal. A peaceful resolution is preferable, but if all else fails, the Republic will not hesitate to demonstrate the consequences of disloyalty by launching a full-scale attack—wiping out not only the means of bio-droid production but countless lives as well. The prospect of such a slaughter only fuels Obi-Wan's growing suspicions about the sinister path the Republic seems to be taking. Facing a crisis of conscience, Obi-Wan must find the wisdom and strength to prevent a bloodbath and safeguard the Republic—while abiding by the ancient code to which he has pledged his life.


Original Printing
Star Wars: The Hive (ebook)
May, 2004; ISBN: 0-345-47868-1 - 1st
Star Wars: The Cestus Deception (hardcover)
June, 2004; ISBN: 0-345-45897-4 - 1st


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