Jean Scott commits a series of robberies while simultaneously seeking the whereabouts of her son, who is living with her ex-husband. She is a consummate actress, able to trick and con her victims before robbing them. Jean also can manipulate male accomplices. Erskine and Colby gradually track her to Nebraska, where her son is now living. But the son rejects her and Jean's latest accomplice decides to leave her as well. When Erskine finally reaches her, he finds Jean has snapped emotionally.