Police Your Planet

Lester del Rey (1915 - 1993)

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... (Summary by Christian Alexander and Excerpt of Chapter 1)

Genre(s): Science Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 One Way Ticket Christian Alexander
Play 02 02 Honest Izzy Christian Alexander
Play 03 03 The Graft Is Green Christian Alexander
Play 04 04 Captain Murdoch Christian Alexander
Play 05 05 Recall Christian Alexander
Play 06 06 Sealed Letter Christian Alexander
Play 07 07 Electioneering Christian Alexander
Play 08 08 Vote Early and Often Christian Alexander
Play 09 09 Contraband Christian Alexander
Play 10 10 Marriage of Convenience Christian Alexander
Play 11 11 The Sky's the Limit Christian Alexander
Play 12 12 Wife or Prisoner? Christian Alexander
Play 13 13 Arrest Mayor Wayne! Christian Alexander
Play 14 14 Full Circle Christian Alexander
Play 15 15 Murdoch's Mantle Christian Alexander
Play 16 16 Get the Dome! Christian Alexander
Play 17 17 Security Payoff Christian Alexander