Hoby comes up on a stage coach that had been ambushed. The driver and passengers are all dead after being shot in the back, but he soon discovers one soul survivor: an infant in her dead mother's arms. In the baby's blanket, Hoby finds a piece of paper with the name "Harriet Salisbury" on it. He delivers the baby to the doctor in the nearest time and begins his mission to find the owner of the name and investigate just who was responsible for the cowardly killing. The answer is quite surprising!
Hoby gets information from a dying bank robber about his two partners in crime, who have threatened his sister to keep him from talking. Hoby promises to help the man's sister, only to find out all is not what it seems.
Hoby chases a bank robber into a town run by the robber's family. Captured and stripped of weapons and a horse, Hoby fears for his life in a town that fears the gang so much, they do nothing to help him escape.