Cloak of Deception by James Luceno, is a departure from my usual picks. But I am a Star Wars fan, so...
Hubby recommended this book to me a couple of years ago when the whole family was on a Star Wars kick. If you want to know all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that lead up to Episode I, you'll want to read it, too. If you are a fan of Qui-Gon Jinn or Obi-Wan Kenobi (or--spoiler alert!--The Emperor/Senator Palpatine/Darth Sidious) you will probably enjoy it. Reading this book is like watching a Star Wars movie--quick, slick, and action-packed. Plus you get cool sci-fi words to describe materials (i.e., "transparisteel") and machinery (i.e., "repulsorlift"), etc. in the Star Wars Universe.
Well, that was fun.
Next up, I am re-reading Diana Gabaldon's An Echo in the Bone (book 7 in the Outlander series) in preparation for the June 10th release of book 8, Written in My Own Heart's Blood. Then, I'll be totally off the grid for a number of days, just so you know!