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Bret Maverick is hired to find out the identity of a rumored bank robber who just got to Denver and in the course of his investigation, uncovers not only who it is, but a secret that could cost the bank it's two million dollars in cash.
Bret is jailed for crimes committed by a man claiming to be him and must rely on con woman Melanie Blake for help.
When Bret picks up a stickpin as collateral on a bet, he discovers that the owner was the planner for a a massive gathering of outlaws. Now they think Bret is their man... and won't take no for an answer.
Bret is coerced into becoming sheriff of the wild and wooly town of Duck 'n' Shoot where his unorthodox methods of enforcing the law meet with great success. Unfortunately, a conniving young woman gets Bret locked up in his own jail and he's forced to summon brother Bart in order to make things turn out okay.moreless
After saving Maverick's life, Johnny Rain is arrested for robbing a stagecoach. When Bret comes to his rescue he becomes entangled in a plot that involves a case of split personality, a conniving dance hall wench, and a tin-horn gambler.
After he's arrested for gambling on an Army base, Bart has to choose between serving time or working undercover as a trooper to root out a traitor helping the local Indian raiders. Bart agrees but faces a hangman's noose when things blow up in his face.
Bret has become one of the seven owners of a riverboat named the Cynthia B who start down the Mississippi River for Memphis to sell the broken-down craft. But soon, in a deadly game of Ten Little Indians, one owner after another is found mysteriously killed. It soon becomes apparent that if the boat does reach Memphis, it's almost a certainty that it will have but one owner left.moreless
Bret uses trickery to defend a fort against a marauding group of Native Americans but it seems as though one of the hostiles isn't so easily fooled.
Bart and Gentleman Jack Darby hole up in a ghost town saloon during a hellacious rainstorm (i.e. a goose-drownder). However, a stagecoach pulls into town with a driver and four passengers, and the two gamblers soon realize that the newcomers aren't who they claim.
Bart Maverick stumbles onto a bizarre murder plot in which he is high on the list of planned victims.