Maybe no book has had more impact on me then Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn. I first read the books back in High School and still have them and look forward to reading them again at some point later down the road. So it is no wonder that anytime Zahn comes out with a new Star Wars book, I am close to the front of the line to pick up my new copy.
Choices of One is a story that takes place after the events of Episode V as the Rebellion is searching for a new base. The find a new home on a remote planet, the occupants of which have been bullied by a local warlord. The deal is the planet can be used as the home world of the new rebel base in exchange for protection against the warlord, the Alliance agrees. But soon the location of the new base becomes know to the Emperor himself and he sends Mara Jade along with the elite stormtrooper unit know as The Hand of Judgment to punish the people of a planet that would dare to give sanctuary to the rebels.