When Russ Lang, sheriff of Twin Buttes is killed trying to avert a bank robbery, his son Todd seeks revenge. Todd goes undercover posing as a cowhand to get a job at the Frying Pan Ranch which is suspected of being a haven for crooks of all repute. The Frying Pan Ranch had belonged to a Claude Fanning who just up and disappeared. Now the ranch is being run by a rough fellow named Shep. Todd soon realizes he may never get off the ranch alive until he discovers Link, another cowboy like himself who turns out to be a detective for the Montana Wool Growers.