By John Ostrander, C.P. Smith, Luke Ross, Jasen Rodriguez, Digital Chameleon, Steve Firchow. Watch the fall of the Republic through the eyes of Sagoro Autem - Senate Guard, mercenary, prisoner, Clone Wars hero, and Imperial target - in a story that spans from before the Clone Wars to the first mission of Darth Vader! Young Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker - his even younger Padawan - protect a senator from assassination attempts that threaten to silence his crucial swing vote. Joining the Jedi in their mission is Autem, loyal Senate Guard. Yet, as Obi-Wan and Anakin fend off a league of master assassins, Autem discovers a link between the killers that will change his own life forever - a secret he will not be able to face until the Clone Wars have come and gone, and he finds himself on the run from the new Emperorís enforcer, Darth Vader! SC FC 96pg.