Jess is on the hunt for Alex Brayton, when he sees a young woman fleeing from three cowboys she had robbed at gunpoint.
He stops the men from catching her, then heads to Reedsville, where he meets the young woman, Ellie Mae. She turns out to be feisty and reckless and he worries she’ll get herself killed if she keeps going the way she is, so he takes her into his custody.
He soon discovers that three of her pa’s old gang had murdered him while she hid below their cabin. He finds out the gang members went on to rob a bank in the town of Bolten.
He takes Ellie Mae along on the hunt for Brayton and then to track down the three men who killed her pa. He soon regrets his decision, but he’s afraid to leave her on her own.