Book 1 of The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy. Written by K. W. Jeter.
In a story set in two time periods, Fett joins the Bounty Hunter's Guild, and is teamed up with Dengar. Good book!
Cover art by Stephen Youll.
"I’m not restricted by the authority of your so-called Bounty Hunter’s Guild. I answer to a higher law."
- Boba Fett (p. 47)
"The Hutts and all my other clients—they pay me the kind of bounties they do because of one thing. I deliver. Once I’ve caught my prey, nothing stops me from bringing it in. Nothing. If I take on a job, I complete it. And everyone in the galaxy knows that."
- Boba Fett (p. 53)
"Other bounty hunters may conduct their business as they please. They have their standards . . . and I have mine. And I’ve got the merchandise, and they don’t. There’s a connection."
- Boba Fett (p. 53)
He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.
As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the game is rigged, as he finds himself the target of murderous factions, criminal conspiracies, and the evil at the Empire's dark heart. Boba Fett has always finished first. And in this game, anything less is death.
Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!
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