With the help of his new wife Anita, Joe Varnum robs luxury stores by assaulting the proprietors and injecting them with a stolen (and potent) knockout drug to ensure that he will have sufficient time to get away safely. The Highway Patrol's involvement intensifies when two of his victims die from the injections. A radio broadcast alerts the Varnums of one of the deaths and they attempt to flee the state. Dan Mathews is able to ascertain their whereabouts and eventually finds himself involved in a standoff in which Joe Varnum crassly attempts to use Anita as a shield. Written by
Boundaries are just imaginary lines on a map, not strong enough to contain a criminal or to prevent his movement from town to town. It's the job of the Highway Patrol to augment those boundaries; to give them muscle and substance; to prevent crimes if possible; to capture criminals when necessary. Four days ago, a man known as "the hypo bandit" began to operate in this state. His method: Knock his victim into unconsciousness, inject a knockout drop to keep him out for several hours...
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