before resigning himself to the simple life of a shepherd.
What he gets instead is a mysterious wife (determined to
remain chaste) who leads him to the Midas Crater, where
some of the planet's intelligent natives have been inexplicably
transformed into gold.
Along the way, Tresky meets a mad, murderous major, a
policewoman who wants to seduce him, undercover agents,
princesses--and a mute, mysterious alien who befriends him.
When interplanetary conspirators seek to destroy the Midas
Crater and unwittingly unleash a force that would destroy
mankind, the only one standing in their way is--
You guessed it. The naïve, innocent shepherd,