While Hoss is in a remote town on business, he is arrested for murder and robbery. The town’s richest man has just been killed, and the townspeople are less concerned with justice, rather the old man’s money. They are convinced that if they threaten Hoss, he’ll break down and tell them where he hid the fortune. A few of the town’s top citizens, including the mayor, form a lynch mob, but only hang Hoss “part of the way”. But when cowboy Child Barnett sees the lynch mob coming, he breaks Hoss out of jail, and the two men form a friendship on the run.