Desperate to buy the medication his sister Molly needs, Brody Ellis robs a convenience store, but on the way out, he bumps into a young woman and loses his wallet. Just when he expects the cops to arrive, the phone rings. It's Blair Mayo, the woman he bumped into, and she's got the missing billfold. Brody will get it back, but only if he steals her late mother's diamonds from her wicked stepmom. But when he gets to the house, he finds a gruesome crime scene. Brody knows he's been framed.
Cam Sutton is ready to make his name prospecting for gold in the Black Hills. But his quest for riches is interrupted when he happens upon a stagecoach holdup and ends up rescuing Mary Bishop and her two young daughters. . .
Hays, Kansas is a peaceful town - and that's how Deputy Marshal Rowry Saxon likes it. He has enough problems at home: his father is practically an invalid, and his little brother Ord is running wild with three of the meanest characters around. So, if the most exciting part of Rowry's job is running in the drunks on Saturday night, that's fine with him. But sometimes drunks carry guns. When Chubby Inman draws on Rowry, he has no choice but to shoot back - fatally. Though he's cleared of any guilt, certain townsfolk don't seem to understand why. And it isn't long before he has to use his gun again. It's too bad that the robber who breaks into the bank one night doesn't remember how true Rowry's aim is. He should have done, because the robber is none other than Ord.