Mercy Kill by Aaron Allston
Star Wars (X-Wing)

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...refreshing, well-rounded read regardless of whether you’ve read any X-Wing books before.


The intrepid spies, pilots, and sharpshooters of Wraith Squadron are back in an all-new Star Wars adventure, which transpires just after the events of the Fate of the Jedi series!
Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand—for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission.
A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitor—and license to do so by any and all means—the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers . . . and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries.

“A rare entry point for newbies to the Star Wars expanded universe.”—Kirkus Reviews
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and more than half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

About Aaron Allston

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Aaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Wars: Legacy of the Force novels Betrayal, Exile, and Fury; the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines adventures Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series; and the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulps with Celtic myth. He is also a longtime game designer and was recently inducted into the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design (AAGAD) Hall of Fame. He lives in Central Texas.From the Hardcover edition.
Published August 7, 2012 by Del Rey. 466 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Aug 16 2012

Allston does an excellent job moving the action along and skillfully juggles the many colorful alien and human characters with ease.

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Reviewed by Bryan Young on Aug 05 2012

I was foolish to think I wasn't going to like the way things turned out...

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Reviewed by Kay on Feb 10 2013

...refreshing, well-rounded read regardless of whether you’ve read any X-Wing books before.

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Above average
Reviewed by Charles Packer on Mar 16 2014

Allston writes well, personally the main characters have been done to death as well as the inevitable knowledge that regardless of the situations they might find themselves in, that they would always survive, not so new characters, which always adds back a level of much needed suspense back into the stories.

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