Wraith Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing, #5) by Aaron AllstonThey are the galaxy’s most elite fighting force. And as the battle against the Empire rages, the X-wing fighters risk life and machine to protect the Rebel Alliance. Now they must go on a daring undercover mission—as the crew of an Imperial warship.
It is Wedge Antilles’ boldest creation: a covert-action unit of X-wing fighters, its pilots drawn from the dregs of other units, castoffs and rejects given one last chance. But before the new pilots can complete their training, the squadron’s base is attacked by former Imperial Admiral Trigit, and Wraith Squadron is forced to swing into action—taking over an Imperial warship and impersonating its crew. The mission: to gain vital intelligence about Trigit’s secret weapons, to sabotage the admiral’s plans, and to lure him into an Alliance trap. But the high-stakes gamble pits Wraith Squadron’s ragtag renegades against the Empire’s most brilliant master of guile and deception.
Are they up to the challenge?
If not, the penalty is instant death.
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Star Wars X-Wing #5: Wraith Squadron
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Stackpole and Aaron Allston. Stackpole's contributions cover the adventures of a new Rogue Squadron formed by Wedge Antilles , while Allston's focus on Wraith Squadron , another creation of Antilles'. The novels were reportedly inspired by the Star Wars: X-Wing series of space-simulation combat video games. While the first eight books are largely continuous, the first four form a complete story arc being continuous works of Michael A. Stackpole , and the next three form another complete arc being continuous works of Aaron Allston. Isard's Revenge mostly refers back to characters and situations created in Stackpole's first four novels. It was released on August 7, , 13 years after the previous volume.
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Wraith Squadron is the fifth of ten books in the Star Wars: X-wing series of novels. It was written by Aaron Allston. While pitching the idea to Admiral Ackbar , he proposes a way to build the squadron without any cost to the New Republic : he'll use screw-ups, wash-outs, and pilots who are a hair's breadth of being kicked out of Starfighter Command—the pilots that no one else will take. Whilst Rogue Squadron was compiled from elite pilots with ground fighting expertise as a secondary, this new squadron was to be consisted of expert ground combatants with piloting skills as a secondary. Antilles, with help from Wes Janson , scrounges up a team that comes to be known as Wraith Squadron:. They set a trap to ambush the Night Caller, which is so successful that they seize intact security codes and holonet communications with Warlord, and refit the ship to serve as a Trojan Horse for Zsinj. At the end of the plot, the Wraiths are part of a force that attacks Admiral Trigit, destroying his ship.