Mars was nobody’s bargain, at best. At worst, it was a world where Mother Corey and his granddaughter belonged. But to Bruce Gordon, it was a one-way yellow ticket, a deck of cards, and a knife! When they deported Gordon to the corrupt frontier of Mars, he didn’t have sense enough to starve quietly. He had to join the local police force just when elections were due. When Gordon found himself in the middle of a revolution, he also found himself firmly in the middle with one foot on each side—and his neck being fitted for a hangman’s noose! No matter how bad things are, they can always get worse. And on the corrupt, brawling, police-ridden world of Mars, Bruce Gordon found that the simplest solutions were the hardest. This FICTION HOUSE PRESS book is a facsimile reproduction of the original 4-part serial as it appeared in Science Fiction Adventures for March, May, July, and September 1953.