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The Edge of the Sword is a Pocket TOS novel – the first novel in the Errand of Vengeance series – written by Kevin Ryan. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in July 2002.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Lt. Jon Anderson is the newest security officer aboard the USS Enterprise. He joins the crew at a time of mounting tension between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Previous battles have been inconclusive, but Starfleet Command fears that the Klingons are gearing up for a major offensive. The Enterprise would be on the front lines of an all-out interstellar war.
But Lieutenant Anderson has a secret: he is actually a Klingon infiltrator assigned to sabotage Starfleet from within. His first mission: kill Capt. James T. Kirk.

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Background information Edit

  • The book had a temporary title of Sword's Point. The eBook version was briefly released with it as a cover title.

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First novel in series Errand of Vengeance