Slave Ship is the other novel in The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy, written by K.W. Jeter in addition to published in October 1997 by Bantam Spectra.
He's each feared and admired, well known and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds themself hunted in the most ancient game of all: selection.
The once powerful Bounteousness Hunter's Guild has also been shattered into warring groups. Now the posting associated with an enormous bounty on the renegade Imperial stormtrooper is going to start a frenzy connected with murderous greed. Hoping to fuel rumors of the death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Servant I, and sets to claim the prize. Still his every move prospects him closer to the trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die previous to becoming Xizor's pawn from the Emperor's war against this Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to achieve his freedom he ought to outwit a sentient tool that feeds on People spirits. Then he ought to escape a galaxy regarding deadly enemies who should make the rumors of his / her death a reality.
In the provide, Kuat of Kuat struggles against treachery and competitors from the other ruling families of Kuat as they attempt to overthrow your ex and assume leadership of KDY. In the meantime, he contemplates the way ahead for KDY and the galaxy, wondering what Boba Fett, having escaped the actual Sarlaac and the attempts on his life, will do next.
Meanwhile, Boba Fett plants a bogus bomb on the Hound's Tooth, forcing Bossk to eject in the escape pod and fibril himself on Tatooine. This permits Fett to maintain the particular rumors of his loss of life by abandoning Slave My partner and i (for the time being) and utilizing Bossk's ship after crippling its ID profile. While they travel toward a mystical destination, Dengar relates in order to Neelah the events following a split in the Bounty Hunters' Guild.
After the death of Cradossk at the hands of his son Bossk, the Guild divided into two opposing factions: the Accurate Guild (mainly comprised on the Guild elders and the supporters) and the Guild Reform Committee (mostly the younger bounty hunters, dominated by Bossk).
In an target audience before Emperor Palpatine, Emporer Xizor answers accusations via Darth Vader and convinces the Emperor to permit him to continue his plot to cull away the lagging bounty hunters, leaving the particular strong to be used by the Empire. He or she atomizes the remaining Gild factions by placing a large bounty on the scalp of Trhin Voss'on't, an old Imperial stormtrooper wanted for the slaughter of his entire ship's company. Such an important bounty would use the most basic trait of the amplitude hunters - greed - against these individuals, and thus complete your destruction of the Gild.
Temporarily teaming up using Bossk and Zuckuss, Boba Fett succeeds inside capturing Voss'on't, then turns on his partners (forcing them into an escape cod and jettisoning it) making sure that he may claim the bounty all for themself. His ship slightly damaged from a bomb Bossk tossed aboard with the last moment, Fett visits deliver his captive to help Ku'dar Mub'at, the spiderly assembler and top middle man in the galactic criminal underworld.
Meanwhile, in the particular midst of the world wide web, a treacherous alliance is formed. Prince Xizor is greeted by Balancesheet, Mub'at's accountant, who has been attaining intelligence and concealing it from the Assembler. Fascinated by the now-independent subnode's offer, Xizor plots his following move...