Star Wars: Shadow Games
by Michael Reaves
Arrow Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780099542834
Date: 01 December 2011 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
In this world of supply and demand the appetite for tie-in novels seem never-ending, especially for the Star Wars franchise, now well into its fourth decade. Arrow, teaming up with Boss George's own Lucas Books division, continue to pump out their Star Wars novels, though one can only hope that their readers do, at least occasionally, dip into the many other pleasures that Science Fiction has to offer.
Star Wars: Shadow Games is a new stand-alone tie in from authors Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnoff - and features a "special guest appearance" by none other than Han Solo himself!
"Stranded on Tatooine with a broken-down hyperdrive, Dash Rendar and crew--his Nautolan copilot, Eaden Vrill, and a droid named Leebo--have to find a way to raise credits. It comes in the lovely form of Javul Charn, a multi-talented human holostar being stalked by an over-zealous fan. She needs bodyguards to protect her during her tour along the Corellian Run; Dash needs credits.
It's a perfect match... until things begin to go wrong--seriously and dangerously wrong. By the time Dash realizes that the threat to Javul is not what it seems, he's in up to his neck in a conspiracy that goes much deeper than anything he would have signed up for. Even with the help of his hated rival--Han Solo--will Dash be able to protect this spoiled entertainer, all the while being reminded that he couldn't protect his own family?"