Medstar 2 picks up the pace from the first book. Barriss makes a startling discovery about the Bota that brings her to face the real, subtle temptations of the Dark Side. Her questioning is a serious question on what one should do for the greater good. It also gives a great arc for Jos Vondar. He’s dealing with having views of clones, loss of friends, and falling in love with someone his family would never accept.
The drama is high with this one and it just gets more intense. In Medstar 2 the saboteur is still on the loose and targeting what most civilized species avoid in a war: the medics. The characters are all face to face with their own mortality and concerns about the future. The jokes and camaraderie and shared pain make them easy to empathize with. Love, friendship and lives are at stake and one is a traitor. Here we finally get clues to narrow down who the traitor might be.
This story left me wanting more about the characters and lives the door open for many of them to carry on.
Medstar 2 focus on the continuity
Uli Divinian: male human doctor from Tatooine. He will appear in later stories.
Eyar Maranth: sullustan singer. Will be mentioned in future stories.
Teedle: serving droid
I-Five faces the slow return of memory on events from Darth Maul: Shadowhunter that will influence his course.
Den Dhur faces the temptation to settle down with a female sullustan. But he also faces the challenge of whether a public’s right to know and his duty as a journalist is more important than danger it could bring to friends.
Sorcerer of Tund (Lando Calrissian Trilogy)
Falleen (Shadows of the Empire)
Implied Death Star Superlaser
In addition to being a sequel to Medstar 1 Battlesurgeons, there is also an in between story, Intermezzo by the same author, in Star Wars Insider 83. The medstar duology is by Michael Reaves & Steve Perry.