The men buy 200 cattle to take north so the drovers can make some cash for themselves. However, Col. Vasquez takes the cattle giving them 40,000 pesos from a rogue government. Jud tries to recover their money but ends up with Mrs. Vasquez.
Jud, Quince, and Simon go to Mexico buying 200 head of cattle for $400 to take north with the main herd to sell for extra cash for the men. While returning with the cattle, Colonel Vasquez with several men take their cattle. The men want $4000 for the cattle so Vasquez pays them 40,000 pesos but in new bills that are not valid under the Mexican government. Outnumbered they have no choice but to take the pesos. While Quince and Simon return to the herd north of the border, Jud goes to a nearby town to see if he can exchange the pesos. The American Baker controlling the town is holding Maria Vasquez, Col. Vasquez's wife, hostage hoping to catch him. Vasquez comes for his wife but Jud foils his attempt but is jailed for helping Vasquez. He and Maria escape getting across the border to the herd. The next day Vasquez comes for his wife threatening the herd if she is not returned. Wishbone tells Jud Maria does not want to return to Vasquez. Once Jud confirms this, the drovers prepare to ... Written by