When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.
And death is only the beginning.
The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.
From the Hardcover edition.
This is Star Wars at its scariest, blending the tension of waking-dead movies into the epic legacy of the Star Wars universe. An Imperial barge--ominously and appropriately this ship for transporting ruthless galactic criminals is named Purge--stalls out deep in space. Disastrously far from any civilization or assistance, the passengers' hopes momentarily soar at the discovery of an abandoned Star Destroyer floating directionless and untethered. But what appears to be salvation turns out to be damnation--the ship is contaminated by a horrifying and deadly plague, while a brutal horde of ravenous dead stalk the ships' echoing passageways.
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