Beth Hunter drives into Laramie with the body of Sam Turnbull who has been shot. Beth tells Marshal Troop that Sam showed up with a mortgage paper for the money they borrowed and tried to take their homestead. Her husband Tracy shot Sam and ran off. Sam's close friend Bliss Carter is out for blood. Troop creates a four man posse which includes Bliss and Fent Harley a gambler and gunman to go with him. They catch up with Tracy when his horse is too tired to carry on. After the posse has left, Beth confesses to Johnny that she shot Sam when he made advances toward her. After Tracy gives up without a fight, Bliss with the cooperation of everyone but Fent and Troop decide to lynch Tracy.