Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb will be out next Tuesday, but if you can't wait until then to get started (and you've read all seven mini-excerpts), there's a 50-page preview available on Del Rey's Suvudu blog. The Scourge preview, which is this week's installment of Del Rey's "50 Page Fridays" series, covers the prologue and the first three chapters. Check out the publisher's summary below and then click through to read the lengthy excerpt.
In the heart of crime-ridden Hutt-Space, a Jedi Scholar searches for justice.
While trying to obtain the coordinates of a secret, peril-packed, but potentially beneficial trade route, a novice Jedi is killed?and the motive for his murder remains shrouded in mystery. Now his former Master, Jedi archivist Mander Zuma, wants answers, even as he fights to erase doubts about his own abilities as a Jedi. What Mander gets is immersion into the perilous underworld of the Hutts as he struggles to stay one step ahead in a game of smugglers, killers, and crime lords bent on total control.