Multiple and often dangerous incidents start occurring on the ranch including a line shack burning, Blue shot at, cattle ham-strung and the girth on Joe's saddle cut. Things turn worse when Pedro and his partner are missing after Sam is reported wounded in the leg. Pedro is found shot in the shoulder and his missing partner becomes a suspect. After Victoria is awakened by someone opening her window as she sleeps, Big John sends her to her father's hacienda. Big John decides they should search where Pedro was found resulting in his partner being found dead for several days. With no other options they decide to return to ranch work and drive a herd for sale leaving Big JOhn at the ranch to handle the ledger work which no one else can or will do. With the ranch deserted Big John works alone in the ranch house on the books. As expected the culprit appears to confront Big John who is surprised to learn it is one of the ranch hands Deacon but the mystery is why. Deacon explains that Big ...