Bass Tillman, a former gunfighter who talks to himself and rides mules, has found respectability in a small Colorado town.
His serenity is shattered when his son and daughter-in-law are brutally murdered at their ranch. Bass straps on his old six-shooter and trails a band of cutthroats locally known as the “Hoodsmen.” Next come the ambush and doublecross, and Bass is arrested for murder. In town, he faces a courtroom filled with men who would like to see him hanged. The Perry Mason ending is complete with surprising confessions and a courthouse shoot-out. This is an entertaining story by a well-respected Westerns writer.