Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hard Merchandise

Hard Merchandise
by K. W. Jeter

Feared and admired, respected and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a dubious reputation as the galaxy’s most successful bounty hunter. Yet even a man like Boba Fett can have one too many enemies...

When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle. Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception, who will kill to hide his tracks. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery - or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Fett’s last hope is to run through the list of Xizor’s hidden enemies. And since Xizor’s hidden enemies are almost as legion as Fett’s, the chance of survival is slim - even for someone as skilled and relentless as Boba Fett.

This book is the third book in the Bounty Hunter Wars series. if you haven’t read The Mandalorian Armor and Slave Ship, you might want to turn back.

I have to say, I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the other two. The other two were about setting all the pieces in place and glimpsing only small parts of the puzzle, whereas this one was more about tying all those parts together. There were fewer chapters about the past to fill in missing pieces from the present, which left this one as a much more straightforward narrative. It’s a good story and it completes the trilogy well, but it didn’t grab my attention the same way that the other two books did.

That being said, it’s still a great series and definitely one I’d recommend if you’re a fan of Star Wars. It’s a well rounded series with a lot of intrigue, action, and mystery. Definitely worth picking up.

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