Hard Contact

By Karen Traviss,

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As the Clone Wars rage, victory or defeat lies in the hands of elite squads who take on the toughest assignments in the galaxy ... On a mission to sabotage a chemical weapon research facility on a Separatist-held planet, four clone troopers operate under the very noses of their enemies.…

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Obviously, this book is not going to be for everyone. Some might not be able to get past the fact that it is a Star Wars book based off of a video game from 2005. But, if you can get past that, then buckle up for a gripping tale of war and brotherhood. Set in the first weeks of the Clone Wars, Hard Contact feels more like a Tom Clancy war thriller than a space opera. This entire series is gritty, grueling, gut-wrenching, and impossible to put down. 

From Carl's list on to bring on an airplane/vacation.

Growing up watching Star Wars movies, I was used to seeing the Jedi characters effortlessly slice their way through countless enemies and surmount seemingly insurmountable odds. So it was odd yet refreshing to read a Star Wars book where the Jedi character is barely capable of wielding her lightsaber properly. Etain is an aspiring Jedi, stranded on a hostile planet during a mission gone wrong. The Jedi Master accompanying her was killed, and the only reinforcements she is sent are four clone commandos. Instead of a lightsaber and The Force, this Jedi will have to rely on her wit and…

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