Into the abyss! Darth Maul has constructed a vast criminal syndicate known as the Shadow Collective, gathering the galaxy's most feared crime lords. The Black Sun, the Pykes, and even the mighty Hutts have all fallen in line behind the dark warrior. Building a base of operations on the corrupt planet of Mandalore, Maul plotted revenge against his many enemies. But Mauls lust for power and conquest has drawn a great enemy upon him—his former master, Darth Sidious. Judging Maul a threat to his own designs, Sidious defeated his former apprentice, ruthlessly murdering Maul’s brother Savage Opress and leaving Maul beaten but, curiously, still alive . . .