Before Bat's partner in a casino venture is dies, he asks Masterson to deliver his share of the money to his brother on the Mexican border. Bat learns that the man is rumored to lead a gang of rustlers.
At Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1879 Bat and Frank Holloway have put together $5000 each to open a casino. Frank stumbles into Bat's room having been knifed by a couple of men. They were not successful in stealing Frank's $5000 which was in a money belt. Before dying, Frank gives the money to Bat with the request to turn it over to his brother Dane who is somewhere near the Mexican border. Bat posts a $100 reward for his location in newspapers which brings the Mexican Hidalgo to his room. Hidalgo takes Bat on a three day ride to his employer's large ranch on the border. The owner Andrew Strathmere wants Bat to find and kill Dane who is an outlaw and raider in the badlands. Strathmere is playing host to another neighbor Eva Rogers whose brother was killed by Dane. Bat is led to the badlands where he must find Dane on his own. Upon finding Dane he discovers the truth which he suspected about Dane and Eva. He gives Frank's money to Dane but takes $100. He returns to Strathmere's ranch where ... Written by