eet on Monet would hear about it and be affected. And before you knew it, a howl would go up from Monet's government. Why? Because the other planets would be interfering with her internal affairs, simply by discussing them."
"So what you mean is," Ronny said, "part of our job is to keep information about Monet's government and religion from being discussed at all on other member planets."
"That's right," Metaxa nodded. "And that's just one of our dirty little jobs. One of many. Section G, believe me, gets them all. Which brings us to your first assignment."
Ronny inched forward in his chair. "It takes me into space?"
"It takes you into space all right," Metaxa snorted. "At least it will after a few months of indoctrination. I'm sending you out after a legend, Ronny. You're fresh, possibly you'll get some ideas older men in the game haven't thought of."
"I'm sending you to look for Tommy Paine. Some members of th
Three years after applying, Ronny is provisionally hired by United Planets and sent on a perplexing chase from planet to planet, trying to catch an interstellar saboteur. His quarry is subverting the peace and order UP was created to maintain.
A thoughtful story about necessity and expediency, with some good characters, including a strong woman.