Heroes: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Mace Windu, Padme, Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, Chancellor Palpatine
Villains: Count Dooku, Darth Sidious, General Grievous, Nute Gunray
Places: Cato Neimoidia, Coruscant, various other planets
Synopsis: After a grueling battle on the planet Cato Neimoidia, Anakin and Obi-Wan discover a lead to the source of the galaxy's darkness: Darth Sidious himself! Their quest will lead them all over the Outer Rim, and more dangers than they thought possible. Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the Jedi, led by Mace and Yoda, try to keep the peace and try to deal with Palpatine gathering more power to himself. Little to all the heroes know that the great enemy is watching, and preparing to make his final move...
Review:Wow. That was my first reaction to this book. Labyrinth of Evil is now amongst my favorite Star Wars books. Nay, my favorite books period. I couldn't put this book down at all. James Luceno kept the pace going at a fever pitch. There was plenty of action, but it wasn't non-stop. It was interrupted by dark dealings, and much mystery/detective work. The story was tense the whole way.
Anakin and Obi-Wan worked so well together. They almost have a Han/Chewie relationship. No, they both speak Basic. The similarity is that they really care for each other, and they are a team. They also like to make jokes on each other.
The only real problem I had with the story was how Grievous fought at one point. I did not mind the fact that he used four lightsabers, but he used them in a way that is different from the movie. I'll let your imagination take over from there instead of spoiling the movie.
Another problem was that I finished this book at the end of January, and it leads right into Revenge of the Sith...
Title: Labyrinth of Evil