A few years after the Paradise Snare, Han Solo has dropped out of the Imperial Academy and hooked up with Chewbacca. As he gets over losing his first love Bria, he and Chewy head to the world of Nar Shadda to find work as pilots for the Hutt criminal organization. As they dodge attempts at capture by bounty hunters, Han begins smuggling for Jabba the Hutt's uncle, Jiliac. The story takes place over a period of several years in which Han meets Boba Fett, Lando, and falls in love with a magician named Xaverri and a smuggler named Salla. There are also guest appearances by Vuffi Raa, Baron Fel, the Smugglers Run crew, and the Millennium Falcon. As Han and Chewy are in the middle of a Hutt clan rivalry, the Empire decides to crack down on the criminal organizations and smugglers. The story ends in a colossal battle between the smugglers and the Empire. Does Han Solo die? Of Course not! Oooops! Gave away the ending!
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