Gene and Pat are riding to Blue Mesa when they save Tom Jackson from a lynching. Tom escapes, and Gene and Pat continue riding to Blue Mesa, where they're greeted by Ed Hardley and his wife, Marie. Gene and Pat are called in to investigate losses from the local bank because of a series of stage robbers. Ed tells them that Tom is involved with the robberies, so Pat goes undercover as a cook for the Jackson's cafe, when he learns that Ed killed their father, who was once Ed's partner, and stole his estate. After overhearing a stage driver talking to Pat about a stage full of money, Tom decides to ride after it, but Gene catches him by surprise, only to find that the real outlaw is "The Black Rider", who escapes in the mix-up. Gene suspects Ed, and he is taken in, and the Jacksons' receive their stolen estate.