Our story begins where most end up, in the courthouse. Bolton is a disgruntled rancher who is told to keep off the ranch that he trespassed on to water his herd. The decision in the courtroom finds Bolton blowing up, and threatening revenge. A detail that is nothing new as a judges decision. But is he serious enough to act on his threat? Ride out to visit Wild Bill’s friend uncle Jeb Becker for some of his side of the story.
The unhappy rancher, and his cohorts mix with Wild Bill, and after gunplay Bolton gets away. While Bill and Jingles relax with old Jeb, Bolton lets his need for anger management run amok in his quest for revenge. What sneaky tricks will he try to pull? Rustling, Sabotage, Stampedes?
The irate rancher is smug when Bill can’t take him in for the charge of stampeding his herd, but Bolton has jumped the gun. His stunt in stampeding his herd into the water hole has his cows falling sick. Why is that? How did he miss the fact that the water hole was an alkalai hole? Let’s just say he was blinded by his own anger and drive for revenge. Or maybe he didn’t read the title on the script.