The Assassination Game

The Assassination Game

For Ages: 12 and up
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When a terrorist attack rocks Starfleet Academy, it’s clear someone has a very serious—and very deadly—secret agenda.

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 terrorist attacks rock 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, the fourth installment in Spotlight’s exciting series for teens.

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  • Simon Spotlight | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442420588 | 
  • June 2012 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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“Ladies, gentlemen, hermaphrodites, cogenitors, and asexual life-forms,” Nadja Luther said, her eyes sweeping the Starfleet Academy cadets gathered around her, “welcome to the Assassination Game.”

Leonard McCoy rolled his eyes as Jim Kirk grinned and nudged him.

“I don’t know why I let you talk me into this nonsense,” McCoy groused.

“You know exactly why, Bones, and if you don’t be quiet, she’s going to think you’re not interested.”

Jim was right. The only reason he’d come along for this damn fool... see more

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