One of many in the New Jedi Order series. This was gifted to me and I never really read it. I just really had a hard time getting into some of the earlier NJO books because I found that I could either read a great synopsis on-line by a fan or the most important points were summed up in later books.
Book does a good job of seeing what happens to a guy who looses his best friend. This story comes pretty close to matching the wit of the original movies.
A string of smashing victories by the forces of the sinister aliens known as the Yuuzhan Vong has left New Republic resources and morale stretched to the breaking point. Leia Organa Solo, estranged from her husband, Han, oversees the evacuation of refugees on planets in the path of the merciless invaders. Luke Skywalker struggles to hold the fractious Jedi Knights together, even while one of them undertakes a bold but reckless undercover mission.
Manipulating their alliance with the amoral Hutts, the Yuuzhan Vong leave a cunning trail of vital information where New Republic agents are sure to find it--information the desperate defenders cannot afford to ignore: the location of the aliens' next target.
Then Han Solo stumbles into the dark heart of raging battle, thus beginning a furious race against time that will require every skill and trick in his arsenal to win...