Jim Hardie runs into an unusual case when the Tucson stage is held up again. The outlaws are right in front of him without him realizing it. The lone clue is the special forty-four forty notched bullets the outlaws are using in the holdup.
Jim Hardie is sent to Tucson, Arizona which is normally very quiet but has recently experienced a rash of stage holdups. He arrives after another holdup. Tom the driver tells him the regular guard who got drunk was fired and replaced by Mr. Gates who had no chance to shoot at the outlaws this time as four of them came from all directions. One passenger shot is being tended to by the local doctor who had to operate on him. However, the description of the wound given Jim by the doctor puzzles him. The driver's daughter Myra also tells Jim that he talked in his sleep about through and through. When Hank took a notched bullet out of the stage coach guard's seat Jim realizes who the outlaws are.Written by