From the Back Cover
The New Republic's triumph grows ever more precarious in the face of an arrogant race bent on war, as the bestselling Star Wars saga continues...
SHIELD OF LIES
As Leia must deal with a new threat to the fragile new alliance that binds the New Republic, Lando becomes a prisoner aboard a runaway spacecraft of unknown origin. The ship is following an unstoppable path to its homeworld, destroyed by Imperial forces. Luke continues his quest to learn more about his mother among the Fallanassi, where his every belief about the use of the Force is about to be challenged. And while Leia ponders a diplomatic solution to the aggression of the fierce Yevetha race, Han pilots a spy ship into the heart of Yevethan space and finds himself a hostage of one the vast fleet of warships under the command of a ruthless leader - a fleet more than a match for the New Republic's forces...
About the Author
Michael P Kube-Mcdowell
Michael P Kube-McDowell holds a master's degree in science education and was honoured for teaching excellence by the 1985 White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. His short fiction has been featured in Analog, Isaac Asimov's SF Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and others. Three of his stories have been adapted for the television series Tales from the Darkside. He is also the author of more than 500 non-fiction articles on subjects ranging from space careers to 'scientific creationism'. Emprise, the critically acclaimed first volume in the 'Trigon Disunity' future history, was a Philip K Dick Award finalist. Kube-McDowell's other books include Enigma, Empery, Alternities and The Quiet Pools. He lives in Lansing, Michigan.