On the prairie, a man seeking his place to establish a homestead is attacked. Later, Matt and Chester come on the scene, but the recent rain has washed most of the clues.
Will there be any clues at all for Matt to use in solving the crime? He seems to be falling down at performing his duties as the bandits remain on the loose. Ranchers begin to complain, to threaten to take the law into his own hands.
Has Matt found a pivotal clue to help solve this case? As Matt closes in on his culprits, a show down is brewing, but Matt wants to know more. Why did they commit their crime, and go as far as to lynch their victim.