The New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Agents of Chaos: Hero's Trial and Jedi Eclipse goes back into time to Episode I: The Phantom Menace, with an all-new Jedi adventure set against the backdrop of Chancellor Valorum's fall from power.
From the Back Cover
Mired in greed and corruption, tangled in bureaucracy,
the Galactic Republic is crumbling. In the outlying
systems, where the Trade Federation maintains a
stranglehold on shipping routes , tensions are boiling
over- and now even the comfort of Coruscant is being
invaded, as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his
apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi foil an assassination
attempt on Supreme Chancellor Valorum.
As humans and aliens gather for an emergency trade
summit, conspiracies sealed with large sums of money
run rampant, and no one is entirely above suspicion.
But the greatest threat of all remains unknown to
everyone except three members of the Trade
Federation who have entered into a shadowy alliance
with a dark overlord. While the trio will be content
with more money and fewer problems, Darth Sidious
has grander, far more terrifying plans.