Scoundrels: Star Wars
Star Wars - Legends
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To make his biggest score, Han’s ready to take even bigger risks.
But even he can’t do this job solo.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Han Solo should be basking in his moment of glory. After all, the cocky smuggler and captain of the Millennium Falcon just played a key role in the daring raid that destroyed the Death Star and landed the first serious blow to the Empire in its war against the Rebel Alliance. But after losing the reward his heroics earned him, Han’s got nothing to celebrate. Especially since he’s deep in debt to the ruthless crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There’s a bounty on Han’s head—and if he can’t cough up the credits, he’ll surely pay with his hide. The only thing that can save him is a king’s ransom. Or maybe a gangster’s fortune? That’s what a mysterious stranger is offering in exchange for Han’s less-than-legal help with a riskier-than-usual caper. The payoff will be more than enough for Han to settle up with Jabba—and ensure he never has to haggle with the Hutts again.
All he has to do is infiltrate the ultra-fortified stronghold of a Black Sun crime syndicate underboss and crack the galaxy’s most notoriously impregnable safe. It sounds like a job for miracle workers . . . or madmen. So Han assembles a gallery of rogues who are a little of both—including his indispensable sidekick Chewbecca and the cunning Lando Calrissian. If anyone can dodge, deceive, and defeat heavily armed thugs, killer droids, and Imperial agents alike—and pull off the heist of the century—it’s Solo’s scoundrels. But will their crime really pay, or will it cost them the ultimate price?
Praise for Scoundrels
“Rapid-fire adventure [that] adds yet another dimension of enjoyment to a rousing galactic romp.”—Library Journal
“Highly entertaining . . . excellent Star Wars . . . There are many twists and turns [and] Zahn manages to find ways to twist them one step further than you’d expect.”—Examiner.com
“[Scoundrels] brings freshness to the franchise.”—USA Today
Best one I've read on SW
I've read LOTS of these expanded universe SW books. But this one was an " Ocean's 11 " style script with some fun drama thrown in. Not the custom "good guy fights with bad guy lightsaber duel " style writing. But there are LOTS of surprises in this little treasure. And there are some " winks " to some Star Wars ( and Indiana Jones!! ) fans as well. Overall, a little long on the story but the details are VERY important ( especially at the end ). Read it and enjoy!
Han Solo meets Oceans 11...would have been a better movie than to read it.
A little over detailed for my taste. If you favored the Han Solo trilogy fast and get to the point action style, this will feel like a story being dragged out forever.
A very nice story
I enjoyed reading a pre-married Han, Lando and Chewie adventure. It introduced a lot of new characters I am sure we will be seeing more of. Lots of nice surprises.
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- Category: Science Fiction
- Published: Jan 01, 2013
- Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 528 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Star Wars - Legends