A Sound Investment, published in 1949 in Astounding Science Fiction

“A Sound Investment”
Published under the pen name Rene Lafayette

Publication date: June 1949

Original publication: Astounding Science Fiction

Genre: Science Fiction

Series: Ole Doc Methuselah

Story description: The Soldier of Light summarily fires Hippocrates for carelessness, discovers a plot to destroy all life in the Fomalton planetary system, the man behind the plot, and a subsonic weapon that kills by inducing lethally paralyzing fear. Ole Doc Methuselah reduces the plotter to pulpy helplessness in a fistfight, and takes Hippocrates back.

Currently available in the book Ole Doc Methuselah.