Omen (Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi, Book 2)
by Christie Golden
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Del Rey Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345509123
Date: 23 June 2009 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
A new threat is facing the Jedi. More Jedi are succumbing to the mysterious paranoia that caused so much trouble in Outcast. Already distrusted, these strange rampages are causing people to lose faith in the Jedi. The remaining Jedi Masters must find a way to help their sick comrades, while fending off a skeptical Alliance Government. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Jedi Knights are going insane--and their pwoerful Force talents are out of control, threatening everyone around them. The Grand Master of the Jedi Order, Luke Skywalker, is in exile, traveling with his son Ben on the path his nephew Jacen took to learn non-Jedi approaches to the Force. With Luke gone, the Jedi Order is weakened, and an increasingly anti-Jedi government is hunting down and capturing the insane Jedi Knights, and imprisoning them the only safe way they know how: by freezing them in carbonite.
When one of these Knights demonstraes a rare Force ability known only to Jacen and a species of alien Force-users called the Aing-Tii, Luke and Ben head to the world of the Aing-Tii to figure out what the connection might be. But unbeknownst to them, a secret society of Sith has learned of Luke's quest and is determined to stop him at any cost. And so they've sent out a strike team to find Luke...and kill him.
(Source: Del Rey)