Star Wars Scoundrels – Book Review

Scoundrels

Timothy Zhan pulls out another fun book.  Best known for the Thrawn Trilogy, he returns in this one-shot story to continue filling in the time gaps in the original Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars meets Ocean’s 11. Han Solo and Chewbacca plan a heist to recover credits from some bad people for a guy they don’t really know. Turns out they are in over their head as they discover the people they are up against are none other than Black Sun.
Taking place after the events of A New Hope, Han and Chewie are on their own since there is no real Jedi presence to get them out of the trouble they are inevitably going to end up in.
Less of a science fiction story, and more of a crime story, that follows the hand-picked team as they have to infiltrate an impenetrable building, to get past innumerable guards, to finally face an indestructible safe. Definitely a challenge for someone who is a smuggler, not a thief. Add in the fact that an old “friend,” Lando Calrissian, makes an unexpected appearance. Leading to the future confrontation on Cloud City? You bet!
A fun read that will keep you guessing, and explain some of the excitement between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes back.

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