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The Edge is a Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the second novel in the series – written by Rudy Josephs. Published by Simon Spotlight, it was first released in December 2010.


From the book jacket
A new beginning – but the same old problems.
Jim Kirk arrives at Starfleet Academy ready to take on whatever challenges arise. Most new beginnings mean you get to start with a clean slate, but Kirk quickly discovers that he is already infamous among his classmates. Thanks to his bravado and boasting that he'll finish the four-year program in three, they've already made up their minds about kind of rival he is… and how they will beat him.
The Academy's program is extremely rigorous and uncompromising. The students are the best and the brightest, and the school demands total commitment from them – physically and mentally. Kirk is ready for it all, but he didn't expect that some cadets will do anything to ensure they succeed at the Academy, no matter the cost.
He soon finds that his best friend, McCoy, is one of the main suspects in an Academy misconduct investigation for crimes that could cost the lives of his classmates. Kirk is determined to clear McCoy's name and unmask the dark side of Academy life – before it's too late.

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Background information

  • Like the previous release in the series, The Edge was released in hardcover and trade paperback formats simultaneously.
  • Cover art by Craig M. Staggs, design by Nicholas Sciacca.

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