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Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber
Cover Artist: Indika
Review by Joseph B. Hoyos
LucasBooks Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345509628
Date: 13 October 2009 List Price $24.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

The evil Empire has arrested Han Solo and Chewbacca for smuggling and thrown them into solitary confinement on board the prison space barge Purge. The thrusters break down and the Purge is stranded. Nearby, an Imperial Star Destroyer is floating dead in space. All 10,000 crew members appear to have vanished. A party of engineers, guards and stormtroopers enter the derelict to salvage parts. When they return to the Purge, they are infected with a deadly virus that kills all but a handful of the 522 prisoners and crew. Soon the dead are reanimated as ravenous, flesh-eating zombies. Han Solo, Chewbacca, a gorgeous female doctor, two teenage brothers and a captain of the Imperial guard must battle the zombies and other survivors in order to escape this nightmare in space.

From official release/information:

Product Description: 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.

(Source: LucasBooks)

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