Cloak of Deception


Cloak of Deception -33 Years BNH

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Cloak of Deception
Writer:James Luceno
Cover Artist:Steven D. Anderson
Details:342 pages – $26.00 US, $38.00 CAN
Publish Date:June 5, 2001
Publisher:Del Rey
Mired in scandal and baseless accusations, Chancellor Valorum is a well-meaning politician saddled with the hardships of public office. Fortunately, Valorum has a trusted friend and colleague in the form of Senator Palpatine, who helps him maneuver past these political hurdles that continue to plunge the Republic into turmoil.

It is a time directly before The Phantom Menace. Hoping to bring stability back to the government, Valorum has called for an emergency trade summit on the planet Eriadu. At his behest, the Jedi Knights are tasked to protect the delegates from possible terrorist threats.

But something shadowy lurks beneath the surface, moving politicians as pawns in an unfathomable game. A simple peace-keeping assignment can turn into a political firestorm, and set into a motion a chain of events that will forever change the galaxy.


Alternate Editions …

Cloak of Deception
Details:368 pages – $6.99 US, $9.99 CAN
Publish Date:June 25, 2002
Publisher:Del Rey