|Author||Michael A. Stackpole|
|Cover Artwork||Roger Loveless|
|First published||01 March 1996|
|Era||Clan Invasion era|
|Timeline||3057 – 3058|
Malicious Intent, by Michael A. Stackpole, covers the dramatic aftermath of the Refusal War and Clan Jade Falcon's assault on Coventry. The novel continues the plot from Bred for War and is the companion novel of I Am Jade Falcon.
The novel was made available on BattleCorps on 04 July 2010 as a PDF file (text only, without cover, pictures, or any other interior artwork except for the usual BattleCorps frame graphics). The PDF copy includes a disclaimer stating that it was created from a pre-final edition text that might differ from the printed version and that canon-wise, the print edition trumps the PDF edition.
From the back cover
|“||In the wake of a civil war that nearly devastated the Jade Falcons and pushed his own Wolf Clan into nonexistence, Vlad of the Wards emerges harboring a powerful secret. He intends to use this secret to avenge the destruction of his Clan—and to reestablish the Wolves once again!
But the Jade Falcons have their own ambitious plans to stab deep into Katrina Steiner's Lyran Alliance. Katrina's only hope of stopping the Falcons is to enlist the aid of her brother and political rival, Victor Davion. He accepts, but it may be his downfall, for Katrina could have just the means to destroy him once and for all...
- Star Captain Vladimir
- Khan Elias Crichell
- saKhan Vandervahn Chistu
- Archon-Prince Victor Ian Steiner-Davion
- Katherine Steiner-Davion
- Precentor Martial Anastasius Focht
- Hauptmann Doc Trevena
- Shelly Brubaker
- Star Colonel Marthe Pryde
- Executioner (Gladiator)
- Horned Owl (Peregrine)
- Howler (Baboon)
- Incubus (Vixen)
- Phoenix Hawk
- Timber Wolf (Mad Cat)
- Vapor Eagle (Goshawk)
- Warhawk (Masakari)
- Leopard-class (True Word)
- Unspecified class (Barbarossa, Lobo Negro, Locrin, Palamedes, Tancred)
A German edition, translated by Reinhold H. Mai, was published by Heyne in 1997 as Abgefeimte Pläne (ISBN 9783453094550).. This was republished by Ulisses Spiele in 2018 as BattleTech Legenden 30: Abgefeimte Pläne (ISBN 9783957526939).
BattleTech Legends Edition (2016).