The Chinese Panda Vase
by Jamie McNabb
(Novella, Science Fiction) When invaders steal an heirloom from Johnny Rohgan, the police threaten to arrest him of having used excessive force in his efforts to prevent the theft. They make it abundantly clear that they have more important things to do than attempt to recover a Chinese panda vase. They also tell him that if he knows what's good for him, he'll forget all about it. He doesn't.