It was supposed to be a simple mission to the palace of Nyemari. Quick, covert, easy. But before the Rebels can get off the planer, Luke receives a mysterious and deadly message from former Imperial Commander Rezi Soresh. Though Soresh's assassin, X-7, didn't manage to kill Like, Soresh hasn't given up on vengeance. Luke must surrender himself, or Soresh is prepared to kill a ship full of innocent travelers. Luke has no choice; to save the hostages, he must follow Soresh's directions. Even if they lead straight into a trap.