Story summary.A policeman needs to flush out a fugitive who's hidden himself among the rulers of a tribe. But he must do this without any collateral damage to those around the fugitive.
Set in a galaxy spanning human empire. The tribe hiding the fugitive is part of a backwaters planet with medieval Europe type ruling clique with constant clashes between nominal rulers & powerful priests.
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, June 1956.
Download full text as part of scans of Astounding (British Edition), November 1956.
Among the stories from Astounding/Analog issues edited by John Campbell.
Related: Stories of Poul Anderson.