Jess Harper and Slim Sherman are on the trail of missing cattle and have been separated by a dust storm. Jess, injured by a falling tree, wakes up from passing out tries to make it back to the Sherman Ranch. In pain and disoriented Jess ends up a remote area where he runs into an old friend, Christy, who he once saved and helps Jess now. Jess finds out that Christy and his friends the three Banister brothers are responsible for rustling cattle in the area, including the Sherman cattle. Christy helps Jess on to his horse telling him to find a local ranch when a shot rings out. Jess ends up passing out at a water hole and wakes to find himself under the care of Sharon Helford and her father. Sharon is the only one who believes Jess isn't one of the rustlers when everyone else is ready to hang him. The only way he can prove he's innocent is to go after Christy and the rustlers himself, which could be a dangerous proposition.