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Escalating guerrilla attacks by resistance forces and tarkin novel evidence of a growing Separatist conspiracy are an immediate danger the Empire must meet with swift and brutal action.

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And to tarkin novel down a band of elusive freedom fighters, the Emperor turns to his most formidable agents: It may very well be one my favorite Star Wars novels.

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Until then, however, insurgency remains a genuine threat. While traveling to Coruscant aboard his personal transport the Carrion SpikeTarkin relieves Ensign Baz of duty for spice addiction. The Tarkin novel Spike is a custom-built corvette fitted with a Class One hyperdrive and stealth tarkin novel, rendering the ship invisible to ordinary scanners.

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In a flashback passage, Tarkin reflects on his service as a member of the Outland Regions Security Forcewhich fought pirates and privateers in the Seswenna sector. One of his foes was the female pirate Q'anah and tarkin novel Marauderswho tarkin novel commercial shipping tarkin novel Eriadu.

Tiring of Q'anah's depredations, the-then eighteen-year old Lieutenant Tarkin and his cousin Ranulph Tarkin had devised an ambitious plan to allow the Marauders to steal container ships whose hyperdrive motivators had been infected by a computer virus.

This trap worked and the infected container ships transported the pirates to a realspace destination where they were surrounded by Outland warships.

To end the threat of the Marauders once and for all, Q'anah and her crew were dumped on a container ship that was programmed to send the ship slowly tarkin novel the system's sun. The captives' plight was broadcast over the pirates' own communications network, trapping their would-be rescuers who were destroyed by Outland ships.

As a deterrent to other pirates, Tarkin relayed the container ship's audio and video tarkin novel of the pirates' death throes.

Nils asks about rumors of a mobile battle station but is silenced by Tarkin. tarkin novel

In a flashback, the young Cadet Tarkin meets the-then Senator Palpatinewho saw potential in tarkin novel young Eriaduan and helped him secure a place at the elite Judicial Academy.

As a member of the Judicial ForcesTarkin had taken part in tarkin novel joint Judicial— Jedi mission to subdue a coup on the Colonies world of Halcyon. While Tarkin was awed by the Jedi's lightsaber skills, he was less impressed by tarkin novel political and strategic naivety.

During the Halcyon crisis, Tarkin developed a reputation as an effective leader.

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Tarkin later used his early contacts with Palpatine to forge connections with the Tarkin novel Chancellor during the Clone Wars. Amedda brings Tarkin tarkin novel a private audience with Darth Vader in the lower levels of the former Jedi Temple.


Tarkin and Amedda witness Lord Vader addressing a meeting of alien crime lordswhom he orders to relocate their operations to the Outer Rim. After informing Vader about the progress of the work at Sentinel, Vader meets with the Emperor. The two discuss the matter of reintegrating former Separatist worlds into the tarkin novel community, the Death Star project, and the attempted security breach at Tarkin novel Base.

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The Imperial Security Bureau 's Deputy Director Harus Ison informs the gathering tarkin novel his agents had uncovered a cache of communications devices on Murkhanawhich suggests evidence of a potential stratagem to incapacitate HoloNet.

ISB Colonel Wullf Yularen suggests that political dissenters are planning to launch a propaganda operation similar to the wartime Shadowfeeds. Tarkin recommends that the Joint Chiefs issue an advisory to Imperial base commanders to double-check the encryption codes for all Imperial HoloNet transmissions.

Mission to Murkhana Edit Following the briefing, Darth Sidious instructs Lord Vader to accompany Moff Tarkin to Murkhana to investigate tarkin novel communications cache in order to sidestep the Imperial bureaucracy.

After being briefed about the Murkhana missionTarkin makes arrangements to delay his return to Sentinel Base. He sends back most of his crew apart from the Tarkin novel Spike's captain and communications officer. In a flashback scene, Tarkin reflects on leaving the Judicial Department and working with Senator Palpatine to engineer Finis Valorum 's downfall.