The Secret Assassin

In the translucent depths of the sea off Tharv, a lone hunter was closing with his prey. All at once, the hunter found himself —the hunted ! Knocked unconscious by a shock-projectile, the victim was connected to a grab . . . And lifted aboard a waiting sea-craft. Later, when he had recovered consciousness . . . See here, you—whoever you are ! Who I am is of no importance to you ! I apologise for interrupting your sport, but I have need of your very special services. Who do you want me to kill— and for how much ? The Emperor Trigo ! For half a million thullars ! Cash in advance !

This instalment was originally published in Look and Learn issue no. 653 on 20 July 1974.