Star Wars: The Hand Of Thrawn Book II. The Empire’s master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumour that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Luke, Han, Leia and their allies face the challenge of their lives. The must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an unthinkable act of genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn. In has hands – alive or dead – rests the fate of the New Republic. Cover art by Drew Struzan.