Slim Sherman is part of the posse trailing after fugitive stage robber Joel Greevy, when he catches up with Greevy and is shot by the thief and left for dead in the hills. Jess Harper, trying to backtrack Slim, catches Greevy who is riding Slim's horse. The cocky thief won't tell where he left Slim unless he is set free, telling lies about what happened at every turn. Jess even pleads with Myra, Joel's sister, for help but she refuses. Jess is backed into a corner and with bad weather closing in he has to play a desperate game with Greevy, which could jeopardize his friendship with Mort Cory, in order to save Slim's life.