Will Dryden, the main character of Trouble at the Redstone, is well equipped with the ability to fight with his fists and with his six-guns. Like other traditional western heroes, he also gets thumped once in a while and has a knack for getting gonad-driven bad guys to want to kill him. Somewhere in there, he also shows that he is hard-wired for direct action with a woman. When Will Dryden goes to work at the Redstone Ranch, however, he does not rely only on his fists, his guns, or other physical equipment. He has to try to figure out connections between the missing man he is looking for, a young cowhand who has recently been killed, a couple of more men who turn up dead along the way, and a stealthy land-grabbing plan on the part of the owner of the Redstone. Naturally, Will Dryden has to figure out what is going on beneath the surface.