Sam Stop was at first an enigma to the people living in Pony, Montana. He didn't look like a banker, dress like a banker or act like a banker. But the townsfolk come to respect and then trust the reclusive founder of the local bank. Soon the bank becomes the main depository for the Pony Consolidated Mining Company. Then two eastern financiers appear in town. They have decided to call in their loans to mine owner Ben Waldorf prematurely, and it soon becomes tragically clear that they have the methods and the manpower to do so. Stop desperately tries to arrange refinancing for Waldorf, but his attempts are futile. The situation worsens until finally the town is in a state of siege. Stop knows it's time to shed his banker's clothing and show the town his true colors. An intriguing twist on the traditional Western. LARGE PRINT.