The book will follow an elite Imperial squad in the wake of the devastating loss of the Death Star plans. Here is the official description of the book:
The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.
After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire — no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?
Wow! That sounds intense. I’m honestly not looking forward to a book all about Saw’s rad team of rebels getting hunted down so I’m interested to see what twists this novel will have to offer. Golden is a fantastic author for Star Wars and I’m so glad she’s bringing us new content to hold us over until The Last Jedi.