A range war finds a nester named Neil on the run. Though innocent, he’s left holding the bag, but first he runs off with his girlfriend Kate. She’s the daughter of a rival cattleman. Where have the two gone? Is there a hiding place where they might be laying low?
As the runaways are located, Lone Ranger swoops in to kidnap Neil. Back in camp, Lone Ranger listens to Neil’s story about who shot the sheriff. It’s not so much a matter of who did it, but how to catch the slippery ccritter. Leaving Neil safely in camp, Lone Ranger and Tonto ride off to handle the matter.
Virtually kidnapping the deputy, Lone Ranger pulls him out to share the facts of the case. At the same time, a couple homesteaders have the killing figured out. Can they talk sense to Kate’s rancher dad? Will this explode into a range war? Both sides are armed to the teeth, andthe a time and place is set to draw the line in the sand.
Tensions run high. What’s that mysterious note about that claims to know where the missing Neil and Ned are located? Will an answer be forthcoming to diffuse the gunplay and catch the real killer?