This is the sixth book in the X-Wing series and the second one featuring Wraith Squadron. Wraith Squadron continues their hunt for Warlord Zsinj and the Super Star Destroyer Iron Fist. In order to get closer to Zsinj's hidden empire, Wedge and the gang pose as a pirate group called the "Hawk-Bats" and begin attacking a Zsinj controlled planet with stolen TIE Interceptors. By displaying their fearsome capabilities, they hope Zsinj will take them into his confidence and reveal the location of his forces. However, can the Squadron overcome their own personal shortcomings and a spy in order to lead Han Solo to the renegade Imperial?