When homesteader Ralph Bannister is murdered, Tom Steadman becomes the obvious suspect. After being found guilty and sentenced to hang he seeks the help of Bellington’s Detective Agency. Zachary Cobb and Neil Travis make the journey to Newberry with only four days left to prove Steadman innocent. But Cobb’s troubles begin even before he and Neil arrive in the town. Attacked by two men, Cobb is forced to kill them. It will take a great deal of blood and trouble before Bannister’s real killer can be revealed.