On a casual day, hanging out with Chester and Miss Kitty, Matt Dillon learns about a man who is out for murder. The drunk man is dealt with in short order by Matt. Out riding with Chester again, the two find a man near the road who is near death. Is there a range war brewing between the Nesters and the Ranchers? Can the words of the dying man be trusted?
More bodies turn up. Can Matt diffuse the fighting, and restore peace? It’s beginning to look as if the same person is behind all the murders, and it’s up to Matt Dillon to uncover the killer and his plot.