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[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
Events that occur just after the Battle of Yavin.

[ Rebel Force #3: Renegade ]

Paperback Youth Novel
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Alex Wheeler
Scholastic Books
Story published as:
Paperback Youth Novel (2009)
e-Book (2012)

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 2.5 / 5]

Deadly assassin X-7 has infiltrated the Rebel Alliance. Trained by ruthless Commander Rezi Soresh, X-7 is the best there is: he feels nothing and sees everything. Now, he's gunning for the ultimate prize: Luke Skywalker, the pilot that destroyed the Death Star. The seemingly clueless kid from Tatooine proves more resourceful and difficult to eliminate than X-7 could ever have imagined. Surrounded by friends and allies, and with a connection to the Force that grows stronger every day, Luke seems all but impervious to the usual tactics.
But X-7 isn't done with him yet. This time, he knows how to bring Luke down. He'll shatter the trust that holds the Rebel Alliance together and manufacture the ultimate betrayal.

This story occurs approximately just after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Review by Bones, UK, 2011:

"Renegade, the third Rebel Force book, refers to Han Solo as he leaves the Rebellion to resume his life as a smuggler after he is framed for attempted murder. Meanwhile, Luke and Leia travel to Tatooine to pay final respects to Biggs Darklighter.
"It was interesting to see Luke return to the planet where he grew up and dealing with some of the nostalgia that would occur during such an undertaking. But on the whole I found that to be the best thing about the book. There were several other things that just didn't sit as well. For example, Leia vs. the Krayt Dragon was a touch far-fetched in its execution, Han Solo conveniently discovering the exact information that he needed in order to clear his name during a random smuggling run, in fact the first random smuggling run since he absconded, and there are several continuity issues that arise from having the characters return to Tatooine, particularly the scenes involving Jabba the Hutt. This book flirts with plot elements from The Empire Strikes Back, which is dangerous ground. Also, having a Skyhopper race so soon after a Podrace in the previous book seems a touch repetitious.
"It's an OK read, but nowhere near as good as the first two volumes."

Rating: 2.5 / 5

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