When Banning Grant is injured in what may not be an accident at an abandoned gold mine, he has Sandy Bowen ask Perry to come to his aid in the town of Gold Gulch. Perry is told by Grant that a mining company in which he was once a major owner is making shady deals for mining properties including deals with Bowen who is known to salt mines. Most of the town residents have shares in the company and depend on dividends from it to help live. He asks Perry to undo a deal between the company and Bowen but Perry is turned down. Grant tells Perry he wanted the property since he found the lost Bolder mine on the property. After someone shoots at Grant, Perry calls Paul to act as a weekend prospector who has found the mine to take the heat off Grant. Paul succeeds but when he returns to his camp, he hears shots and finds the head of the company, James Bradisson, shot nearby. Perry has to help try to solve the case during a very informal coroner's inquest where the dirty laundry of Gold Gulch is... Written by
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This episode is unique in that there's no trial (only a coroner's inqest), and therefore no "accused" (defendant). See more
[watching a injured man being driven into town
Hadn't you better go help, Lillian? After all, he's sort of a relative.
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