Mercy Kill

Mercy Kill

Book - 2012
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Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission. A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitors and "license to do so by any and all means" the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers--and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Lucas Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 398 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780345530592
0345530594
Branch Call Number: Alls

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navy_wolf_412
Jan 27, 2017

boring. text was too tiny to read

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Imanjith
Jul 03, 2014

epic book must read for star wars
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cdimov
Dec 09, 2012

Not having read or listened to any of the other X-Wing series, I was impressed that this story did not include the typical lineage of Star Wars characters, nor did it hold Jedi or Sith in centre stage. This one is about a long disbanded Wraith Squadron, brought back into covert duties, to capture a dirty Alliance General.

Manisphere Oct 07, 2012

I enjoyed the craftsmanship. That's still there. I can appreciate the more somber tone. Love reading about someone who is a casualty of the YV war. I like that direction. But I found the book rather joyless and a bit information laden. It's not helping that I never get a feel for the villain. Therefore I feel no real urgency to catch him. I'm more caught up in the characters than the plot. Allston's other Wraith books had more fun in them.

It is interesting noting the difference between a Wraith book written in the 1990's and one written today. This is a darker era and it's reflected in the writing. I can appreciate that. I just felt a little cluttered with cast when I wouldn't have minded a smaller team and more character stuff.

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orion98
Sep 02, 2012

An interesting read. Almost no X-wing flying takes place in this book, but there plenty of Wraith-style spy work and one-liners.

Having already read the X-wing series of books adds to understanding the Wraith history and a few of the characters, but it is not necessary to the enjoyment of this novel. Most of those featured here are a new generation of Wraiths on a new mission.

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