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Killing Blow is a Pocket TOS novel – the second novel in the Errand of Vengeance series – written by Kevin Ryan. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 2002.


From the book jacket
There are more than four hundred sagas aboard the Starship Enterprise, one for each of the unique men and women serving under the command of Capt. James T. Kirk. For years their personal adventures, their individual struggles and successes, have gone largely untold… until now.
The USS Enterprise is patrolling the Klingon border when sensors detect a massive power source on a planet supposedly populated only by a race of primitive humanoids. Suspecting some sort of Klingon plot, Captain Kirk decides to investigate the matter personally, beaming down to the planet with Dr. McCoy and a team of security officers.
But Kirk is in more danger than he knows. Among the landing party is Lt. Jon Anderson, a Klingon infiltrator on an undercover mission aboard the Enterprise. Anderson does not know if the Empire is at work on the unnamed planet, but if it is, then his duty demands that Kirk be stopped – by all means necessary.

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Captain James T. Kirk
Lt. Commander Spock
Lt. Commander Leonard H. McCoy
Lt. Commander Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Lieutenant Nyota Uhura

Guest characters

Jon Anderson / Kell
Lieutenant, in reality a Klingon spy.
Commander Koloth
Klingon commander.
Robert H. Justman
Leslie Parrish
Luis Benitez
Robert Fox


Andorians; bat'leth; Blade of the Bat'leth; Block, Lieutenant; Brantley Section Chief; brig; Clark, Ensign; Constitution, USS; d'k tahg; D'K'Tahg, IKS; dilithium crystals; disruptor; Donatu V; Donatu system; Earthers; Endeavour, USS; Enterprise, USS; Evans, Crewman; Federation; Fuller, Michael, Ensign; Fuller, Sam, Section Chief; gagh; Galileo; Gash; Giotto, Lt. Commander; Golden Gate Bridge; Gorath; Great Hall of Qam-Chee; Heller, Crewman; Jawer, Ensign; Jefferies, Admiral; Kahless; Karel; Kirk, James T.; Klak; Klingon battle cruiser; Klingon Defense Force; Klingon Empire; Klingon High Council; Klingon Intelligence; Klingon Language Institute; Koloth; Kran, Captain; Krinsky, Commodore; Kyle, Lieutenant; Lukara, Lady; M'bac; Maarcs, Commander; McCoy, Leonard, Dr.; McFadden, Ensign; mek'leth; mok'bara; Molor; Mourl; Nausicaans; Okuda, Lt. Commander; Ordover, Section Chief; Orion vessel; Orions; Parker, Lieutenant; phaser rifle; phasers; photon torpedo; Prime Directive; Qo'noS; Ranc; River of Blood; Rodriguez, Captain; Romulan ale; Romulans; San Francisco Bay; sensor array; Shannon, Captain; Six Oh Two Club; Sobel, Ensign; Starbase 42; Starfleet Command; Starfleet Headquarters; Starfleet Survival Guide; Stern, Lieutenant; Sto-vo-kor; System 1324; System 7348; targ; Tellarites; transporter; Trill; Vulcan database; Vulcans; warp core; West, Lieutenant; Yorkshire, USS

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