Battlefront II: Inferno Squad is an upcoming novel by Christie Golden that takes place between Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The novel focuses on the members of Inferno Squad, who hunt members of Saw Gerrera's Partisans to avenge the destruction of the Death Star. The novel is set to release July 25, 2017.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera's Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire—no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?
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