Wells Fargo agent Jim Hardie investigates the hold-up of a Wells Fargo stage with $50,000 taken and the shotgun guard killed. His initial look at the report on the theft has him suspecting the shipper, a beautiful widow owning a ranch.
After a Wells Fargo stagecoach was held up after leaving San Anselmo with $50,000 taken and the shotgun guard killed, Jim Hardie is sent to investigate. When he arrives, he asks the local agent Tom Klinger for the manifest and report on the stage. A local rancher, a widow, shipped the $50,000 in bullion but Tom says this is an unusual shipment for them but he has high regard for Mrs. Linda De Vega who owns the large Rancho De Vega and that he checked the shipment. Jim remarks that it would not be the first time someone tried to double their money. Jim hands some posters to handyman Lonnie Tate to hang around town. Jim leaves to visit Sheriff Ray Coffee who although in a gruff hurry is willing to answer some quick questions about the location of the robbery. Jim heads back to his horse when he sees Lonnie tossed out of a bar. Lonnie tells him Billy Brunell stopped him. Jim enters and receives the same greeting from Billy but this time Billy goes out the door but returns to confront Jim...Written by