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Police Your Planet

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Bruce Gordon looked at his ticket, grimaced at the ONE WAY stamped on it, then tore it into bits and let the pieces scatter over the floor. He counted them as they fell; thirty pieces in all, one for each year of his life. Little ones for the two years he'd wasted as a cop. Shreds for the four years as a kid in the ring before that--he'd never made the top. Bigger bits for two years also wasted in trying his hand at professional gambling; and the six final pieces that spelled his rise from special reporter helping out with a police shake-up coverage, through a regular leg-man turning up rackets, and on up like a meteor until.... He'd made his big scoop, all right. He'd dug up enough about the Mercury scandals to double circulation. And the government had explained what a fool he'd been for printing half of a story that was never supposed to be printed until all could be revealed. They'd given Bruce Gordon his final assignment...

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POLICE YOUR PLANET

By ERIC VAN LHIN

SCIENCE FICTION AVALON BOOKS 22 EAST 60TH STREET NEW YORK

Copyright, 1956, by Eric van Lhin

[Transcriber's note: This is a rule 6 clearance. A copyright renewal could not be found.]

Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number: 56 13313

PUBLISHED SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THE DOMINION OF CANADA BY THE RYERSON PRESS, TORONTO

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY THE COLONIAL PRESS INC., CLINTON, MASSACHUSETTS

CONTENTS

I One Way Ticket

II Honest Izzy

III The Graft Is Green

IV Captain Murdoch

V Recall

VI Sealed Letter

VII Electioneering

VIII Vote Early and Often

IX Contraband

X Marriage of Convenience

XI The Sky's the Limit

XII Wife or Prisoner?

XIII Arrest Mayor Wayne!

XIV Full Circle

XV Murdoch's Mantle

XVI Get the Dome!

XVII Security Payoff

POLICE YOUR PLANET

Chapter I

ONE WAY TICKET

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