Trampas, Stacey, and Elizabeth are transporting a bull back to Shiloh on the Fourth of July from Silver Springs when they encounter a massive sand storm. They find a deserted homestead to take shelter in while waiting out the storm which luckily happens to have some supplies stored in it. While there others start showing up beginning with Marcus and Angela Van Owen who are on vacation but apparently got lost. Trampas recognizes the wife as as a crooked dealer he knew as Pearl from years back and her husband is the president of the local bank. Marcus dislocates his shoulder which Trampas is able to set. When the nervous bull knocks a hole in the wall, Trampas and Stacey discover gold coins hidden there. They wonder if meeting the Van Owens is an accident. They become more confused when the bank bookkeeper Hobie Simpson arrives looking for Marcus to tell him the bank was robbed of $10,000 which they find is the amount hidden in the wall. They now have two suspects with more to come.