The Perfect Weapon is a short story set before Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens by Delilah S. Dawson regarding a mysterious mission given to the mercenary, Bazine Netal.
It’s a quick read at only 60 pages long, but is more or less enjoyable. There isn’t much to say about this one to be quite honest. The Perfect Weapon is a nice bit of fun in the Star Wars universe, although I can’t quite place how it ties into Ep. VII other than Bazine’s appearance as a First Order spy in the film. It also ends in a fairly open manner that makes me want to re-watch The Force Awakens to see if I’m forgetting a detail.
All in all, this story gets ★★★ from me. It felt like an episode of Clone Wars or something and that’s not at all a bad thing in my mind.
Author: Delilah S. Dawson
Published: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Del Rey
Synopsis: An anonymous client has hired Bazine to track down an ex-stormtrooper and recover the mysterious package he’s safeguarding. Payment for the mission promises to be astronomical, but the obstacles facing Bazine will prove to be formidable. And though her eager new sidekick has cyber skills crucial to the mission, only Bazine’s razor-sharp talents will mean the difference between success or failure—and life or death.