Clayton Hawks has returned to Powder Springs, Wyoming, to settle some rustling problems on the Lazy B Ranch. Sam Hawks, Clay's father and owner of the Lazy B, stayed behind in Boston, offering Clay the ranch in return for solving the problem. What Clay finds, though, is a lot worse than what he was told to expect. He discovers mismanagement, corruption, and out and out lawlessness. He knows the rustling has to be stopped if the ranch is to go on, but Clay doesn't agree with the usual method of solving things in the West. He's determined to clean up the ranch in his own way...a way that could get him killed if his enemies have anything to say about it.