Rather than spend Christmas with friends as he planned, Hardie is sent to track gunrunners who are transporting weapons illegally across the Mexican border at Laredo to gangs who say they are insurrectionists.
Jim Hardie is summoned to Corpus Christi, Texas a couple of days before Christmas when he was hoping to be elsewhere celebrating with friends. The agent there explains that there is a problem with gangs in Mexico who tell the Mexican people they are insurrectionists trying to take over and improve their situation in Mexico. They are able to do this due to guns being smuggled to them via Laredo, Texas. Wells Fargo is not concerned directly with what is happening in Mexico but they are being accused of helping to smuggle the guns. Hardie's assignment is to find out who is leading the smuggling and stop it. He pretends to be a Wells Fargo freight driver taking a load of guns to Laredo but the guns are replaced by shovels as listed on the manifest. In Laredo the Mexican sent to pick up the guns asks to see the guns. When the two Americans find the switch, they decide to kill the Mexican and take the money. Hardie intercedes and his aid for the wounded Mexican and his family lead to ...Written by