- "Even when you're at the top of your game, fighting crime can mean taking some hard falls."
- — Tagline, from the front cover
Competitive Edge is the 111th book in the The Hardy Boys Casefiles series.
Frank and Joe have landed a couple of cool jobs at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Acting as volunteers, they'll get to watch some of the world's best athletes go for the gold. But from the very start of the opening ceremonies, they realize they are also witnesses to a serious outbreak of crime.
Someone is out to sabotage the entire spectacle -- endangering the athletes and the spectators. The Hardys suspect that a distant war has come to the Olympics, turning the fields of competition into a terrorist battleground. Suddenly the boys are running the most important race of all...knowing this is one game that could turn deadly at any moment!