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The Assassination Game is a Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the fourth novel in the series – written by Alan Gratz. Published by Simon Spotlight, it was first released in June 2012.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
The rules are simple: draw a target. Track him down and "kill" him with a spork. Take your victim's target for your own. Oh, and make sure the player with your name doesn't get to you first. No safe zones. No time outs. The game ends when only one player remains. James T. Kirk is playing for fun. Leonard "Bones" McCoy is playing to get closer to a girl. But when a series of explosions rocks the usually placid Starfleet Academy campus, it becomes clear that somebody is playing the game for real. Is it one of the visiting Varkolak, on Earth to attend an intergalactic medical conference? Or could it be a member of a super-secret society at the Academy dedicated to taking care of threats to the Federation, no matter what rules they have to break to do it? Find out in The Assassination Game.

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Memorable quotes Edit

"Chateau Picard? Never heard of it."

- Kirk, upon looking at McCoy's chosen champagne

Background information Edit

  • The novel is Gratz' first Star Trek-related work. It was originally listed for release in September 2011.
  • The novel was released in hardcover and trade paperback formats simultaneously.
  • Cover art by Craig M. Staggs, design by Nicholas Sciacca.

References Edit

Finnegan; corbomite; Chateau Picard

External link Edit

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