Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader – eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them has hired a ninth assassin, this one more deadly than all the others combined. At the same time, a different threat to the Galactic Empire has made itself known. Darth Vader will follow the threat to its source and encounter an ancient, evil people, with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon. All the while, the ninth assassin lurks, waiting for the perfect moment to strike!