|Appears in:||Bolo ; The Compleat Bolo ; The Best of the Bolos; Retief: Diplomat at Arms; Retief!|
Diplomat Jaime Retief is despatched to advise the Jorgensen's Worlds of a coming Soetti attack and provide them with a secret weapon. However, he must overcome gangsters, a corrupt merchant captain and a Bolo Mark XV/B in order to do so.
The story was originally titled The Frozen Planet. It is the first Laumer story to use the name Bolo.