John Gant is a hired for murder kind of man and he is not particular about who he kills. When he comes to Lordsburg, people are abuzz about who he is there to kill. They are not even sure that he is there to do a job, but everyone has something to worry about. Their paranoia creeps in and all types of things run through their minds. Paranoia can make people do mighty strange things and this situation is no different. The town will not be the same until John Gant has ridden out of town satisfied that his work is done.