Josh plays detective when he signs on to help an amnesiac discover his identity. The first clue is when Josh must kill a man trying to kill Josh's client who has a telegram on him that may indicate Josh's client is wanted.
After watching her father stabbed to death, a grieving daughter wants immediate justice rather than wait for the slower-moving wheels of justice. She vows to bring vengeance upon the man who murdered her father that Josh also wanted.
Josh is determined to debunk the dire menace posed by a marauding monster that has smashed mining camps, decimated an Indian village and that has the residents of nearby Nugget City hiding behind locked doors.
Josh, down on his luck, hires out for $100/day to find a woman - one catch is she may be dead. A man wants Josh to help find his fiancé who was last heard from at Hogan but the people there refuse to divulge what happened to her.
Josh brings in "Doc" Phillips hoping he can lure Clell Fanning out as he has an old score to settle with Clell. He is shot by one of Clell's henchman and he must rely on the deputy, Jason Nichols, who takes over after the Sheriff is killed.
Josh is arrested on a bogus horse-stealing charge. Jason shows up to get him out of jail and a proposal for the two of them to work together. Together they kill 3 brothers wanting revenge against Josh for killing their brother.
To net a thousand-dollar reward and save a friend, Josh saves Tolliver Bender from a hanging so he can testify in a nearby trial. Double-crosses are immediately hatched by those who want Tolliver dead and by those who want the money.
An attractive woman hires Josh for $1000 to clear her father on a false murder charge in a town that is not very welcoming to Josh. Meanwhile, the real killer who tried to run Josh out of town hires Jason to kill Josh for $100.
Josh and Jason are hired to chase a killer who went to Mexico by his brother who is about to hang for a crime his brother committed. There they meet a barmaid with a different perspective among the less than helpful residents.
Josh and Jason are on the trail of a karate expert accused of killing his employer. However, his karate ability puts Josh on the sidelines with a broken rib while Jason takes over to track him but hopefully with a healthy respect for him.
Randall learns "hate comes high" in a town whose people have hired a trio of killers to murder their fellow resident Randy Holleran, a sniveling drunkard whom Josh can't stand but has promised his father to protect.
Josh captures a wanted recruit and returns him to the Army, but the Captain at an encampment refuses to pay the bounty as he has another use for the trooper. The Colonel at an Army post drafts Josh to stop the mentally unstable officer.
Josh and Jason track down a fugitive in Texas wanted for murder in Arizona who they find is also sought by his wife who claims he is innocent. When Josh catches the outlaw, he asks to avoid his wife but then escapes from Josh.
A dying man offers Josh $2000 to find his son, who ran away from home 15 years ago. The only real identification is a broach the boy took from his mother. Josh follows the trail to a deputy who believes he knows the missing man.
Josh and Jason are escorting four prisoners - three men and one woman - to Leavenworth prison when a stranger begins following along behind asking to travel with the group for protection from the Pawnee Indians but Josh refuses.
Josh is summoned for help when the Pinto bank is robbed. The citizens of Pinto are in a lynching mood although the owner says he has enough gold in other banks to cover everyone's deposits as Josh is sent to bring the new money.
Josh expects a $400 bounty for bringing in Daniel Trenner but finds his prisoner stolen from him by the sheriff. Four ex-army personnel want to stage a illegal mock trial accusing their former lieutenant of dereliction of duty.
Josh is hired by a woman to sober up Harry a drunk who is also Josh's friend. She learned his wealthy brother who Harry hasn't seen in fifteen years and detests is coming to visit so she wants Harry to be presentable for the visit.
Josh and the beautiful female prisoner he is transporting to trial are on a three day trip while her partner is still on the lose in the area. For once Josh may not follow through on obeying the law as they fall in love with each other.
Josh is on his way to River City to transport three convicts there to be hanged. The three dangerous prisoners escape from jail and appoint themselves the law, after the town is hit by a tornado that wrecks the town and kills the sheriff.
A journalist from Boston accompanies Josh on his manhunt to get an exclusive story on a bounty hunter as part of a series of articles. Josh agrees to let him join him in the hunt for Jack Torrance but finds they have different methods.
Josh feels compelled to repay a debt to an old friend who's in jail and may hang. However, the friend takes advantage of Josh to escape forcing Josh to go on the hunt for him until it appears he died when he went over a cliff.
Josh brings in outlaw Carlos Domingo but he has to be released when the witness against him is killed in front of Josh. Josh concocts a surprise witness to step forward to testify against the notorious killer - his own mother.
Josh is sent for by Sheriff Mike Strata and the desperate men of Coronado. He is hired for $500 to convince the women of the town to come back to their men when they leave demanding that all towns men give up their guns for good.
Josh brings in a young man wanted for robbery but loses his reward and expenses. A well meaning Dr. pays an innocent man to take the blame for his son's robbery, but the son sets out to kill the man to make sure he never tells.
Josh arrives in a town for rest and to gamble just as the local bank has been robbed. A traveling medicine man known to Josh knows the whereabouts of the suspect and wants Josh to help because he thinks the suspect is innocent.
A widow wants to hire/propose to Josh so she doesn't lose custody of her son. Josh served under her husband in the war. His mother tried to control him and now is trying to steal her grandson to raise him to take over the family fortune.
A woman asks Josh, an old friend, to help find her husband Frank - a bounty hunter out to settle a score. She and Frank have been married for 25 years and Frank is slowing down. He wants to catch a young outlaw who shot him in the leg.
When Randall has a sheriff bed a prisoner, the man's gang kidnaps the sheriff and two others and threatens to kill one per day until the man is freed as the deputy's girl pressures him to let the sheriff die as condition for marriage.
In Mexico, Josh is hired to protect a sensible man and his pregnant wife from his father-in-law and the villagers who are angered when he refuses the town healing woman or "witch" from being present when his wife gives birth.