Trampas goes to visit Ida Martin and her son Joe who he stayed with as a child. He finds their home empty and deserted. He runs into a beautiful blond Judy Atkins who was a friend of Joe Martin at a scenic water hole where she goes for quiet time. She tells him he is trespassing which is confirmed by the Lee brothers when Trampas visits the gold mine Joe worked. Ida's neighbor Sam Atkins has bought the Martin place. He learns from a friend of Ida that she has moved to another town and that Joe is dead. Joe was accused of attacking Judy and killed by a posse. Trampas does not believe the story fits the friend he knew so he starts asking questions and visits the mine again where a piece of ore he takes and has analyzed indicates the new owner has found a rich vein. The mine is worked by Atkins, the Lee brothers, and Clint Richards who is engaged to Judy's sister Cathy. The sheriff tells Trampas that unless there is new evidence the case is closed. As Trampas asks questions the attacks ...