After a series of staggering losses, the Republic finally seems to have the villainous Nihil marauders on the run, and it looks like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. But then word comes of a suspected Nihil attack on the industrial cosmopolitan world of Corellia, right in the Galactic Core. Sent to investigate are Jedi Masters Cohmac Vitus and Kantam Sy, along with Padawans Reath Silas and Ram Jomaram, all fighting their own private battles after months of unending danger. On Corellia, Reath and Ram encounter a brazen young personal security specialist named Crash, whose friend was one of the victims of the Nihil attack. The Padawans team up with her to infiltrate Corellia’s elite while the Masters pursue more diplomatic avenues. Working with Crash proves more dangerous than anyone expected, even as Ram pulls in his friend Zeen to help with an elaborate ruse involving a galactic pop star.
But what they uncover on Corellia turns out to be part of a greater plan, one that could lead the Jedi to their most stunning defeat yet. . . .