Tom Dyce, a peace-loving man at heart, is deputy marshal of Rincon and the right-hand man to Town Marshal Joe Adderly. Knowing a thing or two about wielding a gun, Tom is the man Joe trusts when real trouble arises. However, Aurora Tyne, the woman Tom loves is in real trouble: her new foreman has taken to rustling her beeves. To make matters worse it is rumoured that he is in fact the notorious bank robber, Vance Wynn. Now Tom heads for the Thibido country to come to Aurora's aid, not wishing to use his guns, but knowing that there always comes a killing time...