The third book of a four-book series. The Alliance has taken Coruscant, but has a lot of problems on its hands. Yssane Isard (Iceheart) has left behind a deadly virus (deadly, that is to non-humans) which the Alliance must deal with to keep from self-d estructing. Corran Horn (presumed dead by the Alliance) has been captured by Iceheart and she is attempting to brainwash him. Tycho Celchu is put on trial for treason and the murder of Corran Horn. Will Corran escape? If so, will he be able to clear Tycho before they fire up Sparky? Will the traitor finally be revealed? Read and find out!