Slocum’s framed but he won’t be hanged.
Slocum’s having trouble sleeping in Abilene. The town’s overrun with rowdy, drunken cowboys, but what’s really got him wide awake is Mac, the man who just shot open his hotel room door accusing him of stealing his wife, Martha. Before Slocum can reach his gun, Mac’s dead on the floor, and the marshal is arresting Slocum for murder.
Although his name is cleared, Slocum must flee Abilene and an angry mob bent on putting a rope around his neck. When he reaches the saloon in the dying town of Gantt, he discovers a bounty hunter on his trail—and an angry woman with a shotgun, saying he killed her husband. What’s worse is that her name isn’t Martha…and her husband wasn’t Mac. Now Slocum must solve two murders, or someone will make sure he never sleeps again…