Favor and Hey Soos stop a runaway stagecoach with a dying driver and several passengers after an Indian attack. Favor leads the coach to the next station. Apaches are waiting and Favor soon learns why along with the other passengers.
While looking for water Favor and Hey Soos see a runaway stagecoach. After stopping it, the mortally wounded driver falls off. The five passengers: a bickering theatrical couple, an army lieutenant, a lonely woman and a white man (Domingo) tell Favor it appeared to be an Apache attack. Favor agrees to guide them to the next station while he also looks for water. Except for horses the station is deserted putting Favor on edge. As he spots the station manager's body in the well, he is wounded by a gun shot. Favor and the five passengers take refuge in the station but with few supplies. Favor surmises that the Apaches are after Domingo since he knew about them and admits living with them for 16 years. They want him after fighting and killing one of them for a female Mexican captive. Domingo is suspected of being the infamous thought-dead bandit Joaquin Carrillo Murrieta. Lt. Carter tries to ride for help but returns mortally wounded. As time passes and supplies become short, Favor hopes ...Written by