At her trial for the murder of an Imperial Knight, Ania Solo was proven innocent with evidence brought by her friend, Imperial Knight Jao Assam. Unfortunately, Jao’s appearance in court led to his arrest for deserting the Knights—a crime which carries the death penalty. Empress Fel, the only one with the authority to stay the sentence, refuses to do so. While Ania, Sauk, and assassin droid AG-37 are doing their best to bring about Jao’s release, the Sith Darth Wredd—for whom Ania and her friends have been searching—is furthering his plans . . . plans that include Jao!