Book 2 in a 3-part series by Timothy Zahn. These books take place in the time right after the Return of the Jedi movie. While the empire has been defeated there are still parts of the empire still in power. Zahn weaves a good story about a pocket of resistance that could possibly overthrow the new republic.
A pretty good book. I Do Not think this book or the trilogy would make a good movie(s). It is quite slow at times with unneeded Starwars political rant. Very few battles and fewer lightsaber uses which seem primary to the fun of Starwars. However, book 3 is the best book in the series in my opinion and picks up the pace. Mara Jade is a cool character.