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When the current Count Dooku is assassinated and Boba Fett is framed for the murder, Imperial Agent Jahan Cross is assigned to make sure the ramifications favor the Empire. The Lords of Serenno meet to elect a Regent to care for the Count's young heir until the boy is of age, and Agent Cross is there to sway the vote. But as he learns disturbing truths behind the assassination - and the likely fate of the boy - Cross finds himself ready to turn his back on his mission and put his life on the line to protect the young Count. And, when a couple of lethal ladies and an angry Boba Fett become involved, Cross has to get lethally creative!