Then she noticed that Trey had stopped talking. Instead, he was leaning forward, his forehead pressed against a heavy-duty, locking transparisteel cabinet. Myri moved until she could see his face. ?Four? You suddenly look like you want to cry.? ?I do.? He stepped back from the cabinet and shone his glow rod on its contents. The cabinet had two shelves, themselves transparisteel. On the top shelf were two silvery bowl-like stands, and in each rested a globe larger than a balled human fist?a globe with dials and a depressible button. Myri stared at them for a moment, then clamped her hand over her mouth to suppress a gasp. ?Thermal detonators.? ?Two of them.? Trey?s voice was almost rapturous. ?I have to steal these.?
Del Rey's Star Wars team will continue posting mini-excerpts from upcoming novels on their Facebook page every Thursday. Star Wars: Mercy Kill will be released by Del Rey Books on August 7th, 2012.